33.621 Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing II

Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing II

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4588
Status Active

This course focuses on the role of the advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse in assessment and diagnosis of complex psychiatric/mental health problems and the challenges these problems pose to effective health promotion and illness management. The course aims to develop skills in the area of advanced diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, ethical decision-making and appropriate selection of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies appropriate to complex presentations of psychiatric disorders. The course focuses on the needs of adults presenting with acute and chronic psychiatric/mental health problems and explores the interrelationship between physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural dimensions of health and illness.