Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Practicum I

Course Number: PMH 72115
5 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to synthesize and apply the principles of advanced practice psychiatric nursing. Under the guidance of a qualified preceptor, the student will apply principles of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner role, utilizing theoretical and experiential knowledge from all previous course work. The clinical practice requirements are based on the expected competencies for the advanced practice nurse in psychiatric mental health nursing as outlined by the American Nurses Association (2006) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2003). Clinical conference sessions are designed to assist the student to analyze multiple variables in mental health and illness and, using a problem-solving framework, to determine optimal psychiatric mental health care for individuals in military and federal health care settings.