Agenda Item FA 16-09

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Doctoral) – (School of Nursing):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study (2 packages)

01/07/16: Passed

01/13/16: Approved

Log Number: 201508-86

School of Nursing – Doctorate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nursing Major Nurse Anesthetist Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
We found that 2 of the DNP-Nurse Anesthesia courses have the wrong credit hours listed. The courses are: NGR 6433L Anesthesia Nursing Practicum III, change from 6 credits to 4 credit hours; and NGR 6434L Anesthesia Nursing Practicum IV, change from 8 credits to 6 credits. These courses were originally changed back in March 2013 with the incorporation of the DNP program to Nurse Anesthesia. The total program credit hours remain the same and are listed correctly online, except for these 2 courses.


Change an existing course

Anesth Nursing Practicum III

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

433 L

Change credit hours from 6-4 to coincide with the posted curriculum.

 

Change an existing course

Anesth Nursing Practicum IV

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

434 L

Credit hour change from 8 to 6 credit hours based on posted curriculum. There are no changes in the total credit hours

 

 

Log Number: 201508-125

School of Nursing – Doctorate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nursing Major Psychiatric Mental Health NP Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
The purpose of this program is to prepare currently certified APRNs for certification and practice as Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP). This program meets all of the requirements of the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) for certification. The program is 53 credits and will take approximately six semesters of full-time study to complete. At the completion of the program, all graduates will be prepared at the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) level. This will be an additional track of the current post-MSNDNP curriculum. This course replaces the current FNP MSN courses, with those focusing on PMH concepts. Therefore, the credit hours remain at 53.
Last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 91 million adults lived in areas where shortages of mental-health professionals made obtaining treatment difficult. A departmental report to Congress last year said 55% of the nation's 3,100 counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists or social workers, a combination of budget cuts and doctors leaving the profession. According to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, some 6.8 million uninsured people with a mental illness will gain coverage after federal and state health insurance exchanges implement the new law. Therefore, this program is very much needed in our current healthcare environment.
This concentration will replace 4 courses to the current DNP program for the PMHNP concentration.
The courses are:
NGR 6XXX Psychopharmacology (3 credit hours)
NGR 6XXXC Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 1:Foundations of Practice and Care of the Older Adult (3 credit hours)
NGR 6XXXC Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 2:Acute and Chronic Management of Adult Persons (3 credit hours)
NGR 6XXXC Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 3:Acute and Chronic Management of Children (3 credit hours)
The total hours for this program of study is 53 credit hours.


Add a new course

Psychopharmacology (3 crs)

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
"NGR6894: Global Health Care and Culture"
AND "NGR6740: Role Dev in Adv Practice Nsg"
AND "MHS6430: Intro to Family Counseling"

 

Course Description:

This course will focus on current evidence-based pharmacological treatments for psychiatric diagnoses across the lifespan. Current molecular, developmental and environmental perspectives are examined, including inherited and acquired vulnerabilities to mental illness. An in-depth review of neurological anatomy and receptors is presented. Emphasis is placed on the responsibilities of the PMHNP in the psychopharmacologic treatment of all mental health diagnoses that focuses on optimal outcomes.

 

Add a new course

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 1: Foundations of Practice for the Older Adult (3 crs)

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"NGR6894: Global Health Care and Culture"
AND "MHS6430: Intro to Family Counseling"
AND "NGR6740: Role Dev in Adv Practice Nsg"
AND "NGR6XXX: Psychopharmacology"
Co-requisites:   
"NGR6673: Prin Epidem for Adv Prac"
AND "NGR7871: Health Informatics for AP"
AND "MHS6070: Psychopathology"

Course Description:

This course is a theory-based and practice introduction to Psychiatric/Mental Health advanced practice nursing. Theoretical frameworks for various types of psychotherapeutic interventions are included. The course focuses on elderly adults with complex psychiatric and mental health needs. There is discussion of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, as well as a basic introduction to DSM-V, psychiatric diagnoses, and examination of practice. After the overview of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner role the course focuses on care of the older adult. This is a combined theory and clinical course requiring 90 hours of clinical with a licensed mental health professional. The course has 2 credit hours for class and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

Add a new course

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 2: Acute and Chronic Management of Adult Persons (3 crs)

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"NGR7871: Health Informatics for AP"
AND "NGR6673: Prin Epidem for Adv Prac"
AND "MHS6070: Psychopathology"
AND "NGR6XXC: Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 1: Foundations of Practice of the Older Adult"
Co-requisites:   
"NGR7850: Evidence Based Practice I"
AND "NGR7843: Stat Interp for Adv Prac"

Course Description:

This is a combined theory and clinical course focused on current research and evidence in psychiatric/mental health advanced practice. It is an depth review of adult psychiatric disorders. Discussion of DSM-V, diagnosis of adult psychiatric disorders, and evidence-based treatments is included. This course requires 90 hours of clinical practicum with a licensed mental health professional.  The course has 2 credit hours for class and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

Add a new course

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 3: Acute and Chronic Management of Children (3 crs)

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"NGR7850: Evidence Based Practice I"
AND "NGR7843: Stat Interp for Adv Prac"
AND "NGR6XXC: Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions 2: Acute and Chronic Management of Adult Persons"
Co-requisites:   
"NGR7851: Evidence Based Practice II"
AND "NGR6892: Pub Pol Impl Adv Prac"
AND "NGR7767: Practice Management"

Course Description:

This course will focus on advanced psychiatric/mental health care of children/adolescents and families. The discussion of the DSM-V, use of rating scales, discussion of pre-adult psychiatric conditions and theoretical frameworks important to mental health are included. This is a combined theory and clinical course which requires the student to complete 90 hours of clinical practicum under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.  The course has 2 credit hours for class and 1 credit hour for clinical.