Course Detail

NURS 621M Dynamic Care Formulation 3.00 credits
Designed as an induction into advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing. The scope of practice and the advanced practice nursing roles are examined. Major emphasis is placed on understanding, assessing, and diagnosing major psychiatric disorders and other phenomena requiring clinical intervention, considering variations across the lifespan. Selected theories of human development and adaptation across the lifespan and as a basis for psychiatric disabilities are analyzed. The biological bases of psychosocial behavior and their implications in psychiatric care are explored. Concepts, principles, and clinical approaches to assessment, mental health promotion, and diagnostic decision-making in advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing are stressed. Completing clinical assessments and formulating diagnoses using ICD, DSM-IV, and nursing systems are emphasized. Integration of concepts and application in one's personal practice are stressed.
Prerequisite: NURS 524 Minimum Grade: C and NURS 600 Minimum Grade: C
Concurrent: NURS 601M