NURS 747 - APRN Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan (2)

This course examines major theories of mental illness and their implications for understanding the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Neurobiological and psychosocial models will be analyzed and applied to the assessment and management of behavioral health disorders. The child, adult and older adult will be examined in terms of their need for health promotion, treatment or maintenance of phyiological disorders and/or acute and chronic mental disorders. Research and epidemiological data will be employed to formulate outcome-based practice. Evidence based research finding will be used to formulate outcome-based practice.