NURS 6412-001 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Diagnosis & Management: Concepts & Theory I
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Welcome to the PMHNP Diagnosis and Management: Concepts and Theory I Course.
This course is web enhanced.
Classes for summer 2020 will be provided via the Canvas Conference Tool as we will be adhering to social distancing guidelines to maintain the safety of our learning community. Attendance is required for all virtual classes.
Please proceed to Canvas prior to the start of the semester for in-depth information, instructions, required readings, and learning units. The course begins on the first day of the semester.
We will meet online almost every Monday with a couple of exceptions. There are assigned readings and work inside Canvas for every week. The Canvas online component will open prior to the first day of class so you may begin preparing for class.
Assignments and required readings will be posted inside Canvas.
In order to prepare for the first day of class, please review the following:
American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Review Entire Manuscript
See Canvas for required readings for Week 1
Additional required articles are found inside the learning module
Reading for First Day in Class:
Sadock, BJ, Sadock, VA & Ruiz, P. (2015) Kaplan & Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychiatry 11th Ed. Chapters 1 Neural Science; Chapter 2 Contributions of the Psychosocial Sciences; and Chapter 3 Contributions of the Sociocultural Sciences.
Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2016). Theoretical understandings and evidence base for practice, Chapter 1 in Tusaie, K.R. & Fitzpatrick, J.J. (Eds.) (2016) Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches (2nd Edition). New York: Springer Publishing Company
Preliminary Class Calendar (check inside Canvas for updates)
Monday May 11, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM
Monday May 18, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM
Monday May 25, 2020
No Class – Memorial Day Online Work - week
Monday June 1, 2020
Online Work- week
Monday June 8, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM
Monday June 15, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM
Monday June 22, 2020
Online Work - Week
Monday June 29, 2020
5:00 - 8:50 PM
Monday July 6, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM
Monday July 13, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM
Monday July 20, 2020
Online week & Exam 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Monday July 27, 2020
5:00 – 8:50 PM Psychotherapy Presentations
Monday August 3, 2020
5:00 – 7:50 PM Final Exam
FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Mark Soucy, PhD, RN, APRN, FAANP
Associate Professor - Clinical
Track and Course Coordinator
UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing
Office Hours by Appointment (Use Starfish) and Posted Outside Office
Marta Vives, DNP, RN, APRN,FPMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor - Clinical
Office Phone: 210-450-8194
Office Room: 2.334
Office Hours: By Appointment through Starfish
Benjamin Snellgrove, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 210-450-0822
UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing
Office Hours by Appointment (Use Starfish)
This course provides the theoretical basis for the competencies of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). This course lays the scientific foundation for independent practice as the RN transitions to the role of the Nurse Practitioner in health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of illness in psychiatric patients across the lifespan. Using self-directed learning strategies, disorders of approximately one half of the physiologic/psychological systems are examined. Psychotherapies and theories of psychopathology are surveyed. Additionally, this course emphasizes collaborative, partnership development among patients, families, and interprofessional teams.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
Credit Hour Allocation: 4 semester credit hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 60 clock hours class
- NURS 5339 Leadership for Quality, Safety, and Health Policy
- NURS 5306 Advanced Theory for the Practice of Nursing
- NURS 5307 Using Research for the Practice of Nursing
- NURS 5356 Financial and Economic Evidence in Healthcare
- NURS 6315 Informatics and Health Care Technologies
- NURS 6250 Health Promotion, Health Protection and Disease Prevention
- NURS 5338 Advanced Pathophysiology
- NURS 6302 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
- NURS 6110 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning: Clinical Application
- NURS 6210 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
- NURS 6312 Advanced Mental Health Concepts
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) students will:
- Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences, including genetics and genomics, into the delivery of advanced nursing care to populations in diverse settings.
- Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership to assure ethical and critical decision-making at all systems’ levels for quality and patient safety.
- Incorporate performance improvement strategies for quality, safety, and patient-centered care delivery.
- Use improvement science to achieve optimal patient care and care environment outcomes.
- Integrate meaningful and usable information systems and healthcare technologies to support safe, quality patient care and healthcare systems effectiveness.
- Advocate for policy changes that influence healthcare at appropriate levels.
- Lead interprofessional teams using collaborative strategies to effect quality patient care and population health outcomes.
- Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social health determinants to design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population healthcare and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
- Integrate the advanced competencies expected of a master’s prepared nurse to design, deliver, and evaluate outcomes of systems of care for individuals, families, and diverse populations.
- Apply theoretical concepts of patient-centered care with emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, and disease management of patients and families during developmental transitions and life-style adjustments in psychiatric practice across the lifespan (Essentials I, III, VIII).
- Demonstrate integrated learning of course concepts by applying knowledge of acute and chronic illness to diagnose and manage patients and their families in psychiatric practice across the lifespan and as health status varies (Essentials I, IX).
- Integrate history and physical examination data with the knowledge of pathophysiology of acute and chronic diseases to develop appropriate differential diagnoses, and initiate customized interventions in psychiatric practice across the lifespan (Essentials I, IV, VII, IX).
- Integrate traditional and complementary pharmacological interventions into the treatment and management of psychiatric illnesses (Essentials I, IX).
- Integrate social, cultural, explanatory models and spiritual components in patient-centered plans of care in psychiatric practice across the lifespan (Essentials I, VIII).
- Demonstrate core professional values and ethical/legal standards in the implementation of the nurse practitioner role (Essentials I, III, IV, IX).
- Identify and integrate evidence-based findings to the diagnosis and management of illnesses in psychiatric practice across the lifespan (Essentials I, VIII and IX).
- Examine, evaluate, and demonstrate professional development in the role of the Nurse Practitioner in the diagnosis and management of health and wellness as well as acute and chronic illnesses in psychiatric practice across the lifespan as a member of an interprofessional team (Essential II, VII, VIII, IX).
- Analyze patient safety, quality indicators, and outcome improvement in the delivery of quality primary care to patients (Essentials I, III).
GRADING SCALE FOR GRADUATE COURSES
A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
A = 90 - 100 Points
B = 80 - 89 Points
C = 75 - 79 Points
D = 66 - 74 Points
F = 65 and below Points
Please see Canvas for details of assignments, examinations, discussions, and grading criteria
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
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Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.
PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT
Students who are nurses or are preparing to enter the profession of nursing are expected to treat others with respect and compassion. “The principle of respect for persons extends to all individuals with whom the nurse interacts. The nurse maintains compassionate and caring relationships with colleagues and others with a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals, to integrity-preserving compromise and to resolving conflict. This standard of conduct precludes any and all prejudicial actions, any form of harassment or threatening behavior, or disregard for the effects of one’s actions on others” (American Nurses Association Code for Nurses, Interpretive Statement 1.5).
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- Think and reread what you’ve written before you post! Make sure that what you’ve written makes sense (is clear and to the point).
- Remember you are responsible for the content you communicate on CANVAS. What you write represents you, so use appropriate language. Remember that all writing should be professional, consisting of complete sentences, and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
- Be aware that distributing copyrighted materials, such as articles and images, is illegal. Most of the materials on the Internet are copyrighted. The only time it’s ok to distribute materials from the Internet is when you are sure those materials are "fair use." To be safe, if you want to share materials with classmates and/or your instructor, share the web link or URL only.
- To avoid plagiarism, make sure you properly cite all source materials. All materials should be cited unless you are the author of the content.
- Protect your privileges in online communication (avoid posting spam or emailing chain letters).
Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.
REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE
American Nurses Association. (2015) Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Silver Spring, MD: Nursesbooks.org ISBN: 9781558105997
American Nurses Association (2013) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice 2nd Ed. Nursebooks.org ISBN: 9781558105553
American Nurses Association (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice, 3rd Ed. Silver Springs, MD: Nursingbooks.org.ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-55810-619-2
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Paperback (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association. ISBN 978-0-89042-555-8
Beck, J.S. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Basics and Beyond 2nd Edition. Guilford Press. ISBN: 978-1-60918-504-6
Blazer D.G., Steffens D.G., Busse E.W. (2015) The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry. 5th ed. Washington, DC: AmericanPsychiatric Publishing; 2015. Use the electronic edition available through the library
Carlat, D.J. (2017). The Psychiatric Interview 4thEd. Wolters Kluwer ISBN 978-1496327710
Dunphy, L.M., Windland-Brown, J.E., Porter, B.O., & Thomas, D.J. (2019). Primary Care: Art & Science of Advanced Practice Nursing - An interprofessional approach, 5th Ed. F.A. Davis. ISBN: 9780803667181
First, M.B. (2013) DSM 5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 9781585624621
Neuroscience Education Institute – Membership Student Rate https://www.neiglobal.com/Members/Become/MBRRates/tabid/192/Default.aspx
Full Time Students Discount membership
Perese, E.F. (2012). Psychiatric advanced practice nursing:A biopsychosocial foundation for practice. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis.ISBN:978-0-8036-2247-0
Sadock, B.J., Sadock, V.A., & Ruiz, P. (Eds.) (2015). Kaplan & Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/Clinical psychiatry. 11th Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer
Stahl, S. M. (2017). Stahl’s Prescribers Guide, 6thEd. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1316618134
Stahl, S.(2013) Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications 4th Edition. Paperback Edition. ISBN: 9781107686465
Tusaie, K.R. & Fitzpatrick, J.J. (Eds.) (2017). Advanced practice psychiatric nursing: Integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary and alternative approaches across the life span, 2nd Ed. New York, Springer Publishing Company.ISBN: 978-0-8261-3253-6
Van Leeuwen, A.M. & Bladh, M.L. (2019). Davis'comprehensive manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests with nursingimplications. FA Davis. ISBN 978-0803674950
Wheeler, K. (2013). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how to guide for evidence-based practice. 2nd Edition Springer Publishing. ISBN: 9780826110008
RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) TEXT / REFERENCE
Kreisman, J.J. & Straus, H. (2010) I Hate You - Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality. Check inside Canvas course
Shea, S.C. (2017) Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors,Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Mental Health Professionals, with online video modules 3rd Edition. Elsevier.ISBN: 978-1437716986
Townsend, M.C. & Morgan, K.I. (2018) Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice 9th Edition. FA Davis. ISBN: 978-0803660540
A. The role of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
1.The Nurse Practitioner role
2.Role definition, expansion, and culture
3.Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
4.Information Technology in Advanced Practice Nursing
B. Historical and Theoretical Background of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
1. Psychoanalytic Theory
2. Developmental Theory
3. Behavior Theory
4. Client Centered Theory
5. Cognitive Theory
6. Biological Models
7. Peplau: Interpersonal Relations
C. The Psychiatric Interview & Differential Diagnosis Using DSM-5
1.Basic Components of the Psychiatric Interview
2.Practical Issues in Interviewing
3.Mental Status Examination
D. Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Care
4.Capacity and Sanity
2. The Neuron
F. Psychoneurobiology of Mental Diseases
1.Fear, Reward, and Motor Action
3.Medical Disorders of Concern in Psychiatry
4.Aggression and Antisocial Behavior
G. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
1. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
2. Tricyclic Antidepressants
3. The Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
4. The Atypical Antidepressants
6. The Anticonvulsants
H. Mood Disorders Across the Life Span
1.The Depressive Disorders
2.The Bipolar Disorders
3.Other Mood Disorders
I. Mental Health Promotion
1.Health Promotion Models
J. Individual Therapies theory
1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2. Brief Psychotherapy
3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
4. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
5. Humanistic Existential
K. Substance Use Disorders
5. Prescription Drug Abuse (Benzodiazepines)
6. Other abused substances
7. Management of Substance Use Disorders
L. Personality Disorders
1.Theories of Personality Development and Pathology
2. Odd & Eccentric
3. Erratic & Dramatic
4. Anxious & Avoidant
5. Treatment Strategies
6. Self Injury
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.
This course opens inside Canvas just prior to May 11, 2020. The course officially begins on May 11, 2020. Please check Canvas for online assignments.
Instructions to prepare for first day of class:
Complete Web Learning Unit 1 on Foundational Concepts for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice as soon as the course opens.
Complete Web Learning Units II on Psychiatric Assessment, Clinical Interviewing, Case Formulation & Unit III on Therapeutic Communication & Introduction to Psychotherapy.
The first day of online class is scheduled for May 11, 2020:
5:00 - 5:50 Introductions & Course Orientation
5:50 - 6:00 Break
6:00 - 6:50 Foundational Concepts Part I
6:50 - 7:00 Break
7:00 - 7:50 Foundational Concepts Part II - Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview
7:50 - 8:00 Break
8:00 - 8:50 Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Interviewing, and Introduction to Psychotherapy
Exam dates and times will be listed inside Canvas
For full calendar information and details, please refer to the information posted inside Canvas.
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