2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 6670 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adults and Older Adults


(5 cr.: 3 cr. didactic, 2 cr. practicum) Continuing from the lifespan approach, the learner in this final course for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) focuses on psychiatric mental health issues that occur in adults and older adults. Selection of assessment approaches for the adult and older adult as well as differential diagnosis, application of diagnostic criteria, appropriate diagnostic testing, and diagnostic case formulation will be undertaken. The learner will use both psychotherapeutic approaches coupled with psychopharmacologic approaches to treat common psychiatric mental health conditions of adults and older adults. Through these practicum experiences, learners will focus on the application of didactic concepts to patient care situations. Note: The practicum is 144 hrs.



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