Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

 
Each home study package contains an extensive course manual,
a set of audio cds recording of Barkley & Associates' nurse
practitioner certification review so that you can study and 
listen at your own pace, and a 100-item DRT!

 
    • Commuting to work

    • At the gym

    • Working around the house
    • Taking a walk

    • On your iPod
  • All certification bodies accept AANP - approved CE to meet recertification requirements.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Home Study

 Extensive Review of Psychiatric-Mental Health Problems Across the Lifespan (DSM-5)

Certification Review/Clinical Update Continuing Education Course

  • This program has been granted 19 contact hours of continuing education
  • Extensive course manual
  • Complete set of audio CD recordings of Barkley & Associates’ live course certification review
  • Free 100-item Diagnostic Readiness Test

 Course Overview

Test-Taking and Study Strategies for Success

 

Assessment of Acute and Chronic Illness

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques
  • Diagnostic testing, differential diagnoses
  • Plan of care
  • Prioritization
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Referral/collaborative practice
  • Screening methods

 

Diagnosis and Clinical Management for Adults

  • Clinical guidelines
  • Documentation
  • Establishing plan of care
  • Evaluating treatment and outcomes
  • Health promotion
  • Integrating and applying evidence-based practice
  • Management of acute, chronic, and complex conditions
  • Patient teaching
  • Risk factor management
  • Service consultation and/or referral
  • Standards of care

 

Diagnosis and Clinical Management for Children

  • Anxiety disorders of childhood and adolescence
  • Conduct disorders
  • Developmental aspects of the brain
  • Ethological theories
  • Gender dysphoria

 

  • Genetic considerations
  • Human sexuality
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Pervasive disorders
  • Theories of development

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Diverse population considerations
  • Epidemiology
  • Growth and development considerations
  • Patient and family teaching
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening recommendations
  • Up-to-date statistics

Nurse Practitioner/Patient Relationship and Professional Role/Policy

  • Access to care
  • Advanced directives
  • Billing and coding
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Establishing rapport
  • Family dynamics
  • Informed consent
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • National mandates/federal guidelines
  • Patient autonomy
  • Professional therapeutic relationships
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Reimbursement
  • Research methods
  • Scope and standards of practice
  • Social support
  • Therapeutic communication

 

Psychiatric/Mental Health Issues and Disorders

  • Childhood
  • Disruptive, impulse control, conduct
  • Feeding and eating
  • Mood
  • Neurocognitive
  • Personality
  • Schizophrenia spectrum, psychosis
  • Serious mental illness
  • Stress, anxiety, somatic
  • Substance-related, addictive

 

Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology

  • Adverse events
  • Alternative therapies/herbal agents
  • Anti-Parkinsonian drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Antiepileptics
  • Anxiolytics
  • Drug monitoring recommendations
  • Drug interactions
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Neuroregulation
  • Psychoendocrinology
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Stimulants