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MSN 650 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan II

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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.
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