Post Masters – non-ARNP-seeking DNP Psychiatric Mental Health

Effective 2023-2026

Total credit hours: 90 (actual coursework based on gap analysis)

Program length: Depends on gap analysis for acceptable transfer-in credits (if any)

Program start: Summer or Fall (depends on gap analysis)

Class schedule: For the most part, classes are held on one evening and one full day each week. Class schedule changes every term, your classes may fall on a different day for other terms. There may be a few daytime courses in the summer and January terms.

  • Additional coursework may be required based on coursework analysis to meet the AACN DNP Essentials competencies.
  • PLU Entry-Level MSN graduates will need to start in Summer for additional coursework.
  • Post-masters students must have a minimum of 1000 post-baccalaureate clinical hours.

Curriculum
*Changes in progression path listed below may be determined based upon analysis of previous coursework (must meet the AACN DNP Essentials competencies)

Summer 2024 3 credits
GNUR 701 Foundations of Scholarly Writing & Communication (2)
GNUR 702 Advanced Practice Roles & Collaboration (1)

Fall 2024 10 credits
GNUR 703 Theoretical Foundations & Evidence-based Practice (3)
GNUR 710 Advanced Patho (3)
GNUR 711 Advanced Pharm (3)
GNUR 712 Advanced Pharm Discussion (1)

January 2025 2 credits
GNUR 704 Pop Health, Policy, & Politics (2)
Study Away option (Mexico/DC/Oly/Tacoma)

Spring 2025 10 credits
GNUR 705 Information Systems & Patient Care Technology (2)
GNUR 713 Physical Assessment (3)
GNUR 714 Advanced Practice Clinical Decision Making (2)
GNUR 740 Psychopharmacology (3)

Summer 2025 8 credits
GNUR 706 Biostats, Analytical Methods, & Epidemiology (3)
GNUR 741 PMH1 Didactic (2)
GNUR 751 PMH1 Seminar/Clinical (3) (120 hours)

Fall 2025 10 credits
GNUR 707 Quality Improvement & Research Methods (3)
GNUR 742 PMH2 Didactic (2)
GNUR 752 PMH2 Seminar/Clinical Hours (3) (120 hours)
GNUR 717 Management of Substance Abuse and Addiction (2)

January 2026 3 credits
GNUR 708 Leadership & Resource Management (3)

Spring 2026 9 credits
GNUR 795 Project Proposal (1)
GNUR 796 Project Seminar (2)
GNUR 798 Project hours (1) (60 hours)
GNUR 743 PMH3 Didactic (2)
GNUR 753 PMH3 Seminar/Clinical Hours (3) (120 hours)

Summer 2026 9 credits
GNUR 797 DNP Project Seminar (1)
GNUR 798 DNP Project hours (2) (120 hours)
GNUR 744 PMH4 Didactic (1)
GNUR 754 PMH4 Seminar/Clinical Hours (3) (120 hours)
GNUR 716 Primary Care for Psych (2)

Fall 2026 9 credits
GNUR 797 DNP Project Seminar (1)
GNUR 798 DNP Project hours (2) (120 hours)
GNUR 755 PMH5 Seminar/Clinical Hours (4) (120 hours)
GNUR 718 Management of Complex Trauma (2)

January 2027 2 Credits
GNUR 797 DNP Project Seminar (1)
GNUR DNP Project hours (1) (60 hours)
Study Away option (Mexico/DC/Oly/Tacoma)

Spring 2027 9 credits
GNUR 799 Final DNP Project Seminar (2)
GNUR 798 DNP Hours (1) (60 hours)
GNUR 756 PMH Capstone Seminar/Clinical Hours (6) (240 hours)

Gap Analysis Form

You may request a gap analysis to determine what previous coursework meets the program competencies required for the DNP degree.