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DNP-PMHNP Course Objectives


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NURS 5861 Course Objectives (Practicum: Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan)

The course objectives are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate beginning skills in providing individual and group therapies to promote mental health for individuals and families across the lifespan

  2. Integrate assessment findings and differential diagnoses to identify and prioritize treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric disorders.

  3. Provide culturally informed mental health care in populations across the lifespan with complex acute and chronic psychiatric disorders

  4. Demonstrate beginning skills in legal and ethical decision-making in the provision of complex acute and chronic mental health care in the primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings

  5. Demonstrate beginning skills as a member of an interprofessional health care team in the delivery of quality mental health care

  6. Foster professional growth and advanced practice nursing role development via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  7. Collaborates, consults, and refers as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers.

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NURS 5862 Course Objectives (Diagnosis and Management of the Psychiatric Client for the PMHNP I)

The course objectives are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate advanced assessment skills to complete a full psychiatric evaluation.

  2. Develop appropriate differential diagnoses with a prioritized problem list for acute and chronic psychiatric disorders across the lifespan

  3. Communicate and document data collected from psychiatric history and physical in an organized and professional format

  4. Utilize evidence based psychopharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in the management of complex acute and chronic psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.

  5. Demonstrate improving skills as a member of an interprofessional health care team in the delivery of quality mental health care.

  6. Foster professional growth and advanced practice nursing role development via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences.

  7. Utilize legal and ethical decision-making in the provision of complex acute and chronic mental health care in the primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings.

  8. Collaborates, consults, and refers as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers.

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NURS 5863 Course Objectives (Diagnosis and Management of the Psychiatric Client for the PMHNP II)

The course objectives are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate advancing assessment skills to complete a full psychiatric evaluation.

  2. Develop appropriate differential diagnoses with a prioritized problem list for acute and chronic psychiatric disorders across the lifespan

  3. Communicate and document data collected from psychiatric history and physical in an organized and professional format

  4. Utilize evidence based psychopharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in the management of complex acute and chronic psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.

  5. Demonstrate improving skills as a member of an interprofessional health care team in the delivery of quality mental health care

  6. Foster professional growth and advanced practice nursing role development via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  7. Utilize legal and ethical decision-making in the provision of complex acute and chronic mental health care in the primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings

  8. Collaborates, consults, and refers as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers.

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NURS 5895 Course Objectives (Final DNP Practicum)

At the completion of the course (360 hours of clinical time), the learner will be able to:

  1. Provide comprehensive, culturally competent primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan

  2. Articulate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  3. Collaborate, consult and refer as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers

  4. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior

  5. Demonstrate appropriate billing and coding

  6. Foster professional growth and role transition via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  7. Implement the DNP role in an organized, efficient, and progressively independent manner

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