NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing 571 NSG 5650—Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care III This course builds on prerequisite knowledge and skills obtained in foundational courses. Coursework will focus on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing diagnosis andmanagement of acute and chronic health care problems common to adult and geriatric patients, while integrating evidence-based practice guidelines to ensure safe, evidence-based care. Clinical procedures specific to organ systems and disease processes introduced during this course will be demonstrated. Diverse teaching approaches are used to challenge students to critically think and to improve quality outcomes for patients. Interdisciplinary collaboration among health care providers is promoted. Direct care clinical hours are completed in various inpatient and specialty care settings. (6 semester hours) NSG 5660—Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Practicum This course builds on prerequisite knowledge and skills obtained in foundational courses. Coursework will focus on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing diagnosis andmanagement of acute and chronic health care problems common to adult and geriatric patients, while integrating evidence-based practice guidelines to ensure safe, evidence-based care. Clinical procedures specific to organ systems and disease processes introduced during this course will be demonstrated. Diverse teaching approaches are used to challenge students to critically think and to improve quality outcomes for patients. Interdisciplinary collaboration among health care providers is promoted. Direct care clinical hours are completed in various inpatient and specialty care settings. (6 semester hours) NSG 5710—Psychiatric Management I: Psychopathology and the DSM V Building on diagnostic skills learned in Advanced Health Assessment, this course focuses on the etiology and epidemiology of psychopathological disorders. Strategies for assessment and differential diagnosis of commonly occurring mental disorders for adults and children will be explored using case-based approaches. With the clinical practicum, students will apply advanced-level skills for the differential diagnosis of mental disorders in the psychiatric evaluation. These will include observational and interviewing skills, the use and interpretation of screening tools, and laboratory tests. Assessment and treatment strategies for clinical problems will be considered, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM V), from a framework of cultural humility. (6 semester hours) NSG 5720—Psychiatric Management II: Developmental Theories for Child and Adolescent Mental Health This course provides an overview of developmental theories and research related to psychotherapeutic treatments for mental disorders across the life span, with emphasis on children and adolescents. It builds upon assessment techniques from previous courses with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of, and interventions for, care of children and adolescents with psychiatric comorbidities. Students will be prepared for application of developmentally relevant, evidence-based brief psychotherapies, as well as psychopharmacological treatment, i.e., prescription and medication management of these conditions. With the clinical practicum, students will develop competencies in providing ethical, safe, collaborative, and evidence-based care to children, adolescents, and families in the context of a complex health care system. Students will also develop evidence-based biopsychosocial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with mental and/or developmental disorders. Emphasis is placed upon the knowledge of professional, policy, and practice issues influencing the PMHNP’s role as mental health provider. (6 semester hours) NSG 5730—Psychiatric Management III: Modalities of Psychotherapy This course builds upon previous courses with an emphasis on the psychiatric assessment, considering mental health promotion and disease prevention as well as consideration of differential diagnoses and therapeutic interventions for care of individuals with psychiatric conditions. With the clinical practicum, students will engage in comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, intervention, management, and evaluation of patient care, incorporating evidence-based practice therapy. Applications of various psychotherapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, group and family therapy, and Motivational Interviewing will be applied in detail through a case-based learning approach. Students will participate in treatment teammeetings, collaborating along with their preceptors, as peers on the multidisciplinary health care team for individuals with mental disorders. (6 semester hours) NSG 5790—Psychiatric Care Management: Integration Practicum This course provides continued clinical training in the full role of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner in mental health or integrated care settings. It focuses on statutes and standards that define scope of practice and prescriptive authority for practitioners prescribing psychiatric medications. Continued focus is on the roles of the PMHNP related to health promotion, leadership, ethical and legal decision-making, health policy and advocacy, quality improvement and safety, and interprofessional practice. With the clinical practicum, students will further develop competencies in ethical, safe, collaborative, and evidence-based provision of mental health services. (6 semester hours) NSG 7000—Theory Development This course examines the nature of nursing knowledge and the development of its underpinnings. Selected approaches

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