Nursing 763

NURS 763
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I: Children & Adolescents

1. Catalog Entry

NURS 763
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I: Children & Adolescents

Credit hours (6)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in Nursing & Nursing 760, 761, 762

Supervised clinical training in the role of PMHNP working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings.

2. Detailed Description of Course

Focus is on clinical assessment, diagnosis, and a variety of EB therapeutic treatment modalities with individuals, groups, and families, emphasize on health promotion and disease prevention strategies.    

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Clinical training with supervision by MSW, Psychologists, PMHNP, and/or psychiatrists specializing in childhood and adolescent psychiatric illnesses.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

    1) Synthesizes and applies theories and EB models for psychotherapeutic modalities to children
        and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.
    2) Apply principles of best practices for using psychopharmacology to treat psychiatric disorders.
    3) Communicate risks, benefits and outcomes from psychotropic drugs.
    4) Apply principles of best practice for using psychotherapeutic treatment modalities.
    5) Perform a comprehensive psychiatric and mental health assessment and diagnostic evaluation
        with families, children and adolescents.
    6) Demonstrate documentation of assessment, diagnosis, planning, and intervention to assist in
        obtaining expected outcomes.
    7) Involves the family and patient in expected outcomes of treatment using clinical guidelines
        linked to positive outcomes.
    8) Demonstrates competence in using prescriptive authority, procedures, referrals, treatment, and
        therapies in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
    9) Provides health teaching and disease prevention in all aspects of the patients care.
    10) Seeks consultation appropriately and communicates effectively to supervising preceptors.
    11) Discuss ethical issues related to treatment of psychiatric disorders using Code of Ethics for
         Nurses to guide practice.

5. Assessment Measures

Participation in at least 270 hours of clinical supervision working with children, adolescents and their families
6. Other Course Information


Review and Approval

May 11, 2015