2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020) 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NRNP 6675 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan II


(3 cr.) Continuing from the lifespan approach, students in this final course for the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) focus on clinical competence in mental health settings by building on content and skills from previous courses. Selection of assessment approaches for patients across the lifespan, 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. Classroom activities and case studies enable students to explore the salient nurse practitioner practice issues involved in the delivery of safe, competent, high-quality, and cost-effective care of patients in a dynamic healthcare system. The application of knowledge in the management of clients and collaboration among the advanced practice nurse and the patient, family, and interprofessional healthcare team are emphasized. This course is designed for nurse practitioner (NP) students to synthesize their knowledge and clinical skills to provide care to patients with complex health conditions.
(Prerequisite(s): NURS 6501, NURS 6512, NURS 6521, NURS 6630, NRNP 6645, and NRNP 6665.)



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