Family Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Module Overview


Continuing Education Review/Clinical Update Course

  • This program has been granted 15 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.75 hours of pharmacology)
  • Extensive course manual


Course Overview

Test-taking and Study Strategies for Success

Psychiatric Disorders

  • Thought
  • Mood
  • Anxiety
  • Personality
  • Substance use
  • Childhood
  • Others

 

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Epidemiology
  • Risk analyses
  • Diverse population considerations
  • National health guidelines
  • Growth and development
  • Screening instruments
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Patient and family teaching

 

Assessment of Acute and Chronic Illness

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Psychopathology
  • Extensive psychiatric evaluations
  • Comprehensive vs. problem focused assessments
  • Functional assessments
  • Screening and diagnostic testing
  • Advanced diagnostic reasoning
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Formulating the plan of care
  • Prioritization

 

The Nurse Practitioner and Patient Relationship

  • Therapeutic relationships
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Establishing rapport
  • Family dynamics
  • Social support
  • Cultural sensitivity and competency
  • Ethical principles
  • Legal principles
  • Informed consent
  • National mandates 

 

Clinical Management

  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Non-pharmacologic interventions and complimentary therapies
  • Documentation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Pscychoeducation
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Crisis intervention
  • Evaluation of treatment
  • Establishing the plan of care

 

Professional Role and Policy

  • Regulatory processes
  • Federal guidelines
  • Access to care
  • Billing and coding
  • Reimbursement
  • Scope of practice
  • Standards of practice
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Ethical principles
  • Informed consent
  • Advanced directives
  • Power of attorney
  • Advocating and negotiating for the patient
  • Research methods
  • Evaluating evidence
  • Research utilization