Dec 05, 2021
The Master of Public Health in Community and Public Health Practice (MPH-CPHP)/Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP- PMHNP), otherwise referred to as the MPH-DNP(PMHNP) dual degree program, prepares advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are also prepared as population health leaders. The MPH/DNP-PMHNP Dual Degree builds upon the MPH-Community and Public Health Practice (CPHP) concentration core curriculum focused on community-engaged population health and social justice. Students in this program integrate the MPH core coursework with DNP core coursework into a curriculum that provides exposure to a wide variety of interprofessional experts in population health. Students complete an MPH-CPHP capstone project that provides the foundation for the DNP culminating project. Students graduate as psychiatric mental health clinician scholars prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the DNP program the graduate will be able to:
- Combine knowledge in nursing, ethics, and the medical sciences to develop and evaluate practices and models of patient care delivery.
- Develop and evaluate effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas present across the health care, technology, and research fields.
- Use analytic methods to design, implement, and evaluate best-practice models for patient care and care delivery.
- Effectively develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to advance the field and systems of health care delivery.
- Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and international health policy.
- Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care.
- Advance the effective use of health care information systems to ensure high-quality outcomes.
- Effectively lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with health care teams in developing and implementing organizational and practice models, health policy, and standards of care.
- Analyze and synthesize various data related to patient health information.
- Conduct a comprehensive assessment of health in complex situations, incorporating diverse approaches to design, implement, and evaluate interventions.
- Analyze the relationship among practical, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues to educate individuals and colleagues effectively.
- Develop relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals to facilitate optimal patient care outcomes.
- Advance the mission and core values of the University of San Francisco.
Please see the Public Health, MPH and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP .
Semester 1: Fall (8 units)
Semester 2: Spring (11 units)
Semester 3: Summer (8 units)
Semester 4: Fall (11 units)
Semester 5: Spring (9 units)
Semester 6: Summer (7 units)
Semester 7: Fall (11 units)
Semester 8: Spring (10 units)
Semester 9: Summer (9 units)
Semester 10: Fall (9 units)
Semester 11: Spring (4 units)