PMHN Specialty Course Descriptions

Nursing Core Courses (Required for all MSN students)

NRSG 802 - Nursing Scholarship - 4 cr
This course is designed to engage the learner in critically examining the scholarship of nursing. Emphasis is on the description and appraisal of nursing theories, research, and other forms of literature as the foundation of evidenced-based advanced nursing practice. Lecture - 4, Pre-requisite or co-requisite: Graduate Statistics, or permission of the instructor.

NRSG 804 - Health Systems Innovation and Improvement - 3 cr
This course is designed to analyze changes within the evolving health care system and apply principles of quality improvement as a basis for shaping innovation in healthcare. The course provides a foundation for leadership and cooperation with other members of the health care team. Group functioning to change healthcare is the major focus. Lecture - 3.

Graduate Statistics - 3 cr

NRSG 809 - Health Promotion for Populations - 3 cr
This course is designed to examine health promotion and disease prevention interventions. The course provides a foundation for population-based health promotion intervention with an emphasis on theoretical models, intervention strategies, and culturally sensitive practice. Lecture 3 cr.

NRSG 817 - Leadership in Nursing - 3 cr
This course enhances the development of future nurse leaders capable of improving delivery of care to individuals, families, communities, organizations, and health care systems. Students will develop an understanding of professional leadership theories and how these theories can shape the advanced practice leader in the roles of a nurse practitioner, administrator, educator, and/or researcher. Special attention will be given to developing skills for effective leadership, for example collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and negotiation. Students will explore their personal and professional leadership style and skills and analyze strategies to advance programs and policy to meet the needs of populations. Lecture 3 cr.

NRSG 896 - Evidence Based Research in Clinical Nursing - 2 cr
Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to apply new or existing knowledge to: improve health care interventions and/or system processes, initiate change, improve clinical practice, and/or monitor and evaluate outcomes. Under supervision of graduate faculty, the student engages in an evidence-based application project, and communicates the project in writing and in a scientific forum. Prerequisites - NRSG 802 and graduate statistics.

Psychiatric Mental Health Specialty Courses

NRSG 833 - Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan - 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and skill in the diagnostic reasoning process for assessing the health of women. Independent modules, clinical lab and simulation will provide opportunities for students to develop advanced practice skills in history taking and physical examinations, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Lecture/Seminar - 2, Lab - 1. Prerequisite - Undergraduate health assessment course, permission of instructor.

NRSG 818 - Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I - 3 cr
An integrated study of the pathophysiology of disorders seen in primary care settings. Lecture/discussion - 1-3 cr. hrs. Prerequisite - Course in undergraduate pathophysiology or permission of instructor.

NRSG 883 - Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses - 3 cr
Provides advanced clinical pharmacological management skills in delivering health care. Addresses pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of medications recommended or prescribed in primary and other health care settings. Prerequisite - Undergrad pharmacology course or permission.

NRSG 885 - Clinical and Role Issues for the Nurse Practitioner - 1 cr
The role of the primary care nurse practitioner within the health care system, multidisciplinary health team and nursing is analyzed. Professional and societal forces shaping primary health care and the nurse practitioner role are examined. Lecture - 1. Prerequisite - Admission to Graduate Nursing Program and permission of the instructor.

NRSG 862 - Counseling Models in Adv. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 3 cr
Application of counseling frameworks in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities representing diversity in culture, lifestyle, and values. Emphasizes the counseling role of the psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse (PMHAPN) as well as the concepts underlying nursing's practice of the counseling role, including ethical and legal considerations. Lab focus on the development of individual and group counseling skills for advanced nursing practice. Seminar - 2, Lab - 0-1. Pre- or Corequisities - NRSG 801, NRSG 885 or permission of instructor.

NRSG 863 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults - 4 cr
The advanced nursing role in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric mental health problems in adulthood at the individual, family, and community levels. Seminar - 2, Lab - 0 or 2. Prerequisite - NRSG 862; pre- or coreq: NRSG 867, 883; or permission of instructor.

NRSG 867 - Neuroscience of Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 cr
Emphasis on knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroregulation, psychopharmacological management of psychiatric problems and promotion of well-being across the lifespan. Prerequisites or Corequisites - NRSG 862 or permission of instructor.

NRSG 864 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children and Adolescents - 4 cr
The advanced nursing role in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric mental health problems in childhood and adolescence at the individual, family, and community levels. Seminar - 2, Lab - 0 or 2. Prerequisite - NRSG 862; Pre- or Corequisite - 867, 883; or permission of instructor.

NRSG 868 - Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 7 cr.
Development of additional clinical skills, including advanced nursing judgment, decision-making skills, and leadership. Specific learning objectives and setting(s) determined in consultation with faculty. Lab - 1-8. Prerequisites - NRSG 862, NRSG 863, NRSG 864, NRSG 867, and NRSG 883; or permission of instructor.

Curriculum for Sprint Track PMC Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Specialty

NRSG 862 - Counseling Models in Adv. Psychiatric MH Nursing - 3 cr
Application of counseling frameworks in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities representing diversity in culture, lifestyle, and values. Emphasizes the counseling role of the psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse (PMHAPN) as well as the concepts underlying nursing's practice of the counseling role, including ethical and legal considerations. Lab focus on the development of individual and group counseling skills for advanced nursing practice. Seminar - 2, Lab - 0-1. Pre- or Corequisities - NRSG 801, NRSG 885 or permission of instructor.

NRSG 863 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults - 4 cr
The advanced nursing role in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric mental health problems in adulthood at the individual, family, and community levels. Seminar - 2, Lab - 0 or 2. Prerequisite - NRSG 862; pre- or coreq: NRSG 867, 883; or permission of instructor.

NRSG 867 - Neuroscience of Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 cr
Emphasis on knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroregulation, psychopharmacological management of psychiatric problems and promotion of well-being across the lifespan. Prerequisites or Corequisites - NRSG 862 or permission of instructor.

NRSG 864 - Advanced Psych. MH Nrsg. with Children and Adolescents - 4 cr
The advanced nursing role in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric mental health problems in childhood and adolescence at the individual, family, and community levels. Seminar - 2, Lab - 0 or 2. Prerequisite - NRSG 862; Pre- or Corequisite - 867, 883; or permission of instructor.

NRSG 868 - Practicum in Advanced Psych. Mental Health Nursing - 7 cr
Development of additional clinical skills, including advanced nursing judgment, decision-making skills, and leadership. Specific learning objectives and setting(s) determined in consultation with faculty. Lab - 1-8. Prerequisites - NRSG 862, NRSG 863, NRSG 864, NRSG 867, and NRSG 883; or permission of instructor.

 

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