Prerequisites: Graduate status in Nursing OR Instructor Consent.
The second in a series of six clinical courses, this course provides additional opportunities for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student to increase expertise in application of evidence based didactic knowledge and clinical skills in the provision of mental health care. Emphasis is placed on refinement of techniques that assist in making a diagnosis including obtaining a history, performing a mental status exam and applying principles of differential diagnosis. Focus also includes beginning development of a psychotherapy plan of care in the management of mental health and provision of individual and group psychotherapy under supervision of faculty/preceptors. Incorporation of health promotion is expected.