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MSN 630 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan I

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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.
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