Mental Health II: Foundation of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan

NURSE-GN 2137, 3 Credits,

This course is designed to explore foundational concepts of advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing and to synthesize knowledge relevant to select populations with actual and potential psychiatric mental health problems. Theories and research findings pertinent to bio-psychosocial conceptualizations of mental health and mental illness are evaluated for use in practice. Models for prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders are explored for their efficacy in different age groups paying specific attention to diversity in culture, lifestyle and values. The clinical component of the course focuses on developing advanced nursing judgment, decision-making skills and leadership essential to advanced practice psychiatric nursing in both a clinical simulation and a psychiatric clinical practicum setting.