May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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NUR 281A - PMHNP I: Care of the Adult Psychiatric Client: Group and Family Therapy and Care of the Older Adult

Semester Hours: 2

This is the first of four didactic courses that provide the theoretical content and clinical practice guidelines for intervening in psychiatric disorders of individuals across the lifespan, with a special emphasis on group/family interventions and care of the older adult. The theoretical basis for a range of group and family psychotherapeutic interventions across the lifespan are examined; issues with the care of older adults and their families receive particular emphasis. Evidence-based therapies are integrated with the clinical practice guidelines directing the management of psychiatric disorders, particularly with the older adult. The course innovatively implements intensive didactic content during the semester, using an interactive case-based model. Learners will also have simulation and standardized learning experiences during the semester to better prepare learners for opportunities to perform and hone skills during their clinical practicum. Interprofessional experts in the field of psychiatry will provide high-level content for the nurse practitioner student in the intensive learning sessions. Learning in this course is a collaborative process and in an interprofessional learning environment providing quality, holistic, scientifically sound, and patient-centered care. Advanced practice role development is integrated throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Prerequisites: NUR 273; NUR 274; NUR 242

Co-requisitesNUR 281B

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