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NURS 6468 MSE Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Theory (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course builds on the standards of practice from APNA-ISPN, AACN and QSEN to discuss the legal, ethical and therapeutic role of the psychiatric mental health nurse in caring for individuals with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Current interdisciplinary evidenced based research on the genetic, neurobiological and psychosocial theories of DSM-5 diagnoses are explored and analyzed. Evidence based nursing practice, including psychopharmacology and psychosocial treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, group and milieu therapy is applied from a multicultural perspective. Nursing interventions for families and communities experiencing crisis, grief and trauma are identified.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: NURS2204; NURS6400; NURS6402; NURS6403, NURS6408

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Last Updated: 10-Jun-14