2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

NURS 660 - Psychopharmacology and Advanced Mental Health

Credits: Three
This course will examine the advanced concepts of assessment, psychopathology, and differential diagnosis in advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing, as well as the study and use of psychotropic drugs used in the holistic treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric mental health disorders, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. A strong emphasis is placed on proper assessment and identification of discrete aspects of cognition, affect and behavior in the diagnosis and treatment planning of psychiatric illness across the life span, as well as on the appropriate use, monitoring and evaluation of prescribing psychotropic medication in the clinical setting.
Prerequisite: NURS 611, NURS 612 and NURS 615
Corequisite: NURS 612