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N 480J N 480J. Advanced Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing II: Clinical. 4 Hours.

Studies the role of the advanced psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner in providing care for patients and families with complex psychopathology and psychiatric and mental health problems in a variety of clinical settings. Knowledge from biological and psychosocial theories, psychopharmacology, health promotion, and ethics to develop culturally sensitive care. Emphasizes role development, evidenced-based practices, recommended practices and treatment protocols, ethical decision making, and critical thinking strategies. Sixteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the School of Nursing; and Nursing 380F and 380G, and concurrent enrollment in Nursing 380H, or consent of instructor.