Examines, analyzes, and evaluates treatment models and evidence-based interventions for the care of individuals living with acute and chronic mental illnesses across the lifespan. Concurrent clinical practicum under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. Students must complete a minimum of 75 clinical hours.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Articulate evidence-based interventions and psychotherapeutic interventions used in the treatment of individuals living with mental illnesses across the lifespan.
2. Demonstrate the ability to establish a therapeutic relationship that is planned, time-limited, and goal-oriented with a wide range of clients to facilitate optimal care.
3. Incorporate neurobiology, trauma, age, gender, genetics, developmental stage, and culture into the treatment plans for client living with mental illnesses across the lifespan.
4. Collaborate with other members of the interprofessional team in the delivery of holistic and recovery-oriented care to a variety of clients with mental illnesses across the lifespan.
5. Develop a plan for initiating and managing the care for a client experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
6. Recommend evidence-based psychopharmacological agents for the management of complex acute and chronic mental illnesses in individuals across the lifespan.
7. Apply ethical and legal principles to the treatment and management of acute and chronic mental illnesses across the lifespan.
8. Utilize health information technologies to provide safe nursing care and inform clinical practice.
9. Apply advanced clinical reasoning and practice skills to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive treatment plans for clients based on their differential diagnosis, medical co-morbidities, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, religious beliefs, age, preferences, and strengths.