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MSN 580 : Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: This course explores the foundations of leadership and system innovation and develops the necessary skills to lead change and to create evidence for where change is most needed, how innovation can be developed and implemented, and how to systematically assess the impact of change on all aspects of the health system. This course examines the philosophical foundations of advanced nursing practice by analyzing interrelationships among theory, philosophy, practice, and research. Various advanced practice nursing roles and critical elements involved in managing advanced practice nursing environments are analyzed. Course content is designed to facilitate the learner’s APN role assimilation.

 

MSN 582 : Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 60 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and expertise in the principles of pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan. Legal, legislative, and safe prescribing principles, consideration for special populations, and medication prescribing/management will be covered. This course provides the learner an opportunity to integrate previous knowledge and experience, develop self-confidence, and build expertise to maintain efficacious outcomes while providing safety with prescribing practices.

 

MSN 584 : Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 60 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge, understanding and expertise in the principles of advanced pathophysiology. Through readings, lecture, case studies, and exams, the learner will develop enhanced knowledge of the pathophysiology of the disease processes across the lifespan. Understanding the pathophysiologic process will facilitate the graduate learner’s progression to understanding the signs and symptoms of the disease process and allow for appropriate diagnosing and treatment.

 

MSN 586 : Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 2 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 30 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: This course is a study of program planning processes for health promotion, disease prevention, screening, and anticipatory guidance to all populations, including special populations, across the lifespan. Graduate learners will explore methods of population-focused health assessment in the community, individuals, and families.

 

MSN 588 : Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 60 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites:
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and expertise in advanced physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural assessment and enhance diagnostic knowledge required for maintaining health for patients across the lifespan. A holistic and comprehensive approach to the patient is emphasized with particular attention to identifying the health promotion and disease prevention needs as well as the management of common signs and symptoms that present to patients across the lifespan. This course also provides the learner an opportunity to learn various clinical and diagnostic skills performed by the advanced practice nurse. Learners will be required to complete three consecutive days of in-person applied field experience during Week 15 of the course. The applied field experience will be held over three days near Nightingale College’s (College) Operations Support Center in Salt Lake City. The purpose of the applied field experience is to provide a review and competency check of previously obtained knowledge and skills and allow learners to participate in service-learning activities.

 

MSN 590 : Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: Social, political, and economic factors influence policies that impact health outcomes in communities, nationally and globally. Nurse leaders need to understand the determinants of health as well as how legal and regulatory processes, healthcare finances, research, the role of professional organizations, and special interest groups/lobbyists impact health outcomes. This course provides a framework for understanding the organization of healthcare delivery and financing systems in the U.S. and other nations. It addresses how policies are made and the factors that influence policies at local, national, and global levels, impacting health/wellness and the nursing profession. The roles of values, ethical theories, stakeholder interests, research, and recent legislation related to health policy and health outcomes will be explored. The graduate learner will gain expertise in effecting change through active participation in influencing or developing policies that impact health.

 

MSN 592 : Evidence-Based Practice
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: This course explores the methodology and application of nursing research and its relevance to advanced practice nursing, nursing education, nursing practice, and the learner’s specialty focus area. Emphasis is on research design, implementation, and application of research. The graduate learner will also explore evidence-based practice models, quality improvement models, and grading levels of evidence.

 

MSN 596 :
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MSN 598 : Health Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Didactic Contact)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: This course examines a variety of informatic theories, models, and issues within complex healthcare systems. Graduate learners will examine complementary roles of master’s level-prepared nursing information technology professionals, informaticists and quality officers. Content is directed toward assisting the student to understand system planning, analysis, implementation, and evaluation. Learners will analyze current and emerging technologies; data management; ethical legal and regulatory best-practice evidence; and bio-health informatics using decision-making support systems at the point of care. This course will emphasize the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in clinical area such as telehealth and mobile health.

 

MSN 630 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan I
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Didactic Contact) 
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour. 
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN580; MSN582; MSN584; MSN586; MSN588; MSN590; MSN592, MSN596; MSN598
Corequisites: MSN Practicum courses
Requisites: None
Description: This course explores the role of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner within the construct of health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and management of common and complex mental illnesses across the lifespan. Evidence-based practice, research, and theory are utilized to identify strategies that are critical to advanced nursing practice for health promotion and prevention of disease. In addition, learners apply clinical judgment to develop differential diagnoses and develop and implement an evidence-based plan of care and therapeutic regimen including psychopharmacology. Concepts related to effective patient, provider, and healthcare team communication and collaboration in addition to diversity, equity and inclusion elements are highlighted. Evidence-based practice and practice standards guide holistic care, psychopharmacology, and therapy across the lifespan as individuals, families, and communities. The patient’s sociocultural background, developmental level, and treatment settings are discussed and considered in the management of care.

 

MSN 631 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 1
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction) 
Semester Credits: 1 (Didactic Only) 
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590, MSN 592, MSN 594 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690 
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 632 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 2
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction) 
Semester Credits: 1 (Didactic Only) 
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590, MSN 592, MSN 594, MSN 604 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 633 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 3
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 Contact
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 634 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 4
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 Contact
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 635 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 5
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 Contact
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 636 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 6
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1 Contact
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 637 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 7
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690 
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 638 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 8
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 639 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 9
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences 
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Outside Preparation:
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690 
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 641 : Advanced Family Health in Primary Care Settings Practicum 10
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences 
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 642 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 11
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences 
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690 
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 643 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 12
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences 
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 644 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 13
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic) 
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690 
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 646 :
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MSN 647 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 16
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 648 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 17
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 649 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 18
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690 
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 650 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan II
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN580; MSN582; MSN584; MSN586; MSN588; MSN590; MSN592; MSN596; MSN598
Corequisites: MSN Practicum courses
Requisites: None
Description: This course is a continuation of the Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan I didactic course and emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention, diagnostic reasoning, and management of common and complex illnesses in psychiatric practice across the lifespan. Evidence-based practice, research, and theory are utilized to ascertain strategies that are critical to advanced nursing practice for health promotion and prevention of disease. In addition, learners apply clinical judgment to develop differential diagnoses and develop and implement an evidence-based plan of care and therapeutic regimen including psychopharmacology. Concepts related to efficient patient, provider, and healthcare team communication and collaboration in addition to diversity, equity and inclusion elements are highlighted. Evidence-based practice and practice standards guide holistic care, psychopharmacology, and therapy across the lifespan as individuals, families, and communities. The patient’s sociocultural background, developmental level, and treatment settings are discussed and considered in the management of care.

 

MSN 651 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan Practicum 14
Delivery Modality: Distance education and practicum experiences
Semester Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 45 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: The learner will complete a total of 45 practicum hours in this course.
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN 580, MSN 582, MSN 584, MSN 586, MSN 588, MSN 590 
Corequisites: None
Requisites: MSN 596, MSN 630, MSN 650, MSN 690
Description: This one (1) credit hour supervised practicum experience will provide the learner with an opportunity to synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge regarding the assessment, diagnosis, and management of care among children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older adults in psychiatric-mental health settings. Learners will function under the mentorship of course faculty and work in collaboration with qualified preceptors. In addition, the learner will build academic and clinical advanced practice nursing capacity within the APRN overarching competency areas and role domains including, but not limited to, 1) scientific foundation, 2) leadership, 3) quality, 4) practice inquiry, 5) technology and information literacy, 6) policy, 7) health delivery systems, 8) ethics, and 9) independent practice. NOTE: Learners are responsible for a total accumulation of 18 credits/810 contact hours contact hours of psychiatric-mental health practicum experience throughout the entire program. The practicum courses are typically developed in one (1) credit hour/45 contact hour increments to allow for learner flexibility in scheduling and completing the required program practicum hours.

 

MSN 690 : Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner across the Lifespan III
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction) 
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Didactic Contact)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour. 
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN580; MSN582; MSN584; MSN586; MSN588; MSN590; MSN592; MSN596; MSN 598
Corequisites: MSN Practicum courses
Requisites: None
Description: This course is a continuation of the Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan I and II didactic courses and emphasizes disease prevention, health promotion, diagnostic reasoning, and management of common illnesses in psychiatric practice across the lifespan. Evidence-based practice, research, and theory continue to be utilized to identify methods that are critical to advanced nursing practice for health promotion and prevention of disease. Additionally, learners apply clinical judgment to develop differential diagnoses and develop and implement an evidence-based plan of care and therapeutic regimen including psychopharmacology. Research findings, evidence-based practice and practice standards facilitate holistic and comprehensive care, psychopharmacology and therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults as individuals in families or groups. An emphasis on advanced practice legal, regulatory, and ethical issues are addressed.

 

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