650 FP/MHNP Practicum IV

This practicum will provide the student the opportunity to incorporate advanced nursing practice interventions, behavioral and psychopharmacologic therapies, education and techniques for a variety of mental health patients and families. The student, with appropriate supervision, is expected to provide the full range of psychiatric services as outlined in the Psychiatric mental health Nurse practitioner competencies (2003). The student will be responsible for interdisciplinary collaboration, making referrals, implementing a therapeutic plan and evaluating patient and family outcomes. There are 256 practicum hours. Prerequisites: 500, 508, 512, 516, 517, 519, 529, 566, 568, 569, 570 or consent of the instructor. 2 S.H. (0/2)