NP 845 Psychiatric/Mental Health Theory I

Prerequisiste: None. Pass/Fail, audit not available. This course provides the foundation for understanding the clinical management of children, adolescents, adults and elders within the range of psychiatric mental health problems and disorders. Theoretical frameworks for understanding the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders and mental health problems are explored. Students are introduced to process, principles, and ethical consideration of advanced practice psychiatric nurse interviewing, assessing, and diagnosing as well as the initial planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic interventions with individuals. Principles and strategies are introduced to promote health and prevent illness for individuals and families across the lifespan.