SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

PMHNP BREAKDOWN

​ULTIMATE Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Course Overview

  • SESSION I: 4.5 HRS

  • MOCK PREBOARDS 15O QUESTIONS

  • Test-Taking Strategies

  • How to Manage Test Anxiety

  • Introduction about the Test Plan

  • Domain 1:

  • 1. Rapid Review of Advanced pathophysiology

  • 2. Rapid Review of Advanced pharmacology

  • 3. High Impact Topics on Advanced psychopharmacology

  • 4. Pharmacokinetics

  • 5. Pharmacodynamics

  • 6. Extrapyramidal side effects

  • 7. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

  • 8. Neurodevelopment

  • 9.. Neuroanatomy

  • 10. Neurophysiology

  • 11. Psychogenomics

  • 12. Advanced physical assessment skills

  • 13. Neurotransmitters

SESSION II: Advanced Practice Skills 3 Hrs

  • 1. Clinical interviewing (open-ended questions, nonverbal communication)

  • 2. Health promotion and disease prevention (models, strategies)

  • 3. Mental health screening tools selection and interpretation (PHQ-9, GAD 7, Vanderbilt ADHD)

  • 4. Mental status exam

  • 5. Psychiatric emergency management (suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation)

  • 6. Psychoeducation (presentation method, topic selection)

  • 7. Recovery and resilience promotion

  • 8. Risk assessment 9. Substance use screening tool selection and interpretation (COWS, CIWAS)

Session III: 3 hrs

  • 1. DSM-5 Diagnosis Rapid Review: High Impact Review of Psychiatric-Mental Health Conditions Across the Lifespan (DSM-5)

  • 2. Complementary and alternative treatments

  • 3. Diagnostic and laboratory tests selection and interpretation

  • 4. Diagnostic impression

  • 5. Differential diagnosis

  • 6. Evidence-based practice (medication dosing, off-label use, psychotherapy selection)

  • 7. Psychopharmacotherapeutic management (selection, monitoring)

  • 8. Pharmacotherapeutic management (selection, monitoring)

Session IV Psychotherapy and Related Theories – 3 hrs

  • 1. Psychotherapy principles (cognitive, grief and loss)

  • 2. Change theories (Transtheoretical Model, motivational interviewing)

  • 3. Developmental theories (Erik Erikson’s stages of human development.

  • - Piaget’s Cognitivetheory)

  • 4. Family theories (structural, narrative, solution-focused family therapy)

  • 5. Therapeutic alliance development and management

  • 6. Empathy, boundaries, psychotherapy facilitation, trauma-informed approach

Session V: Ethical and Legal Principles/ Nonclinical High Impact Contents 3 hrs

  • 1. Patient's Bill of Rights (informed consent, treatment options)

  • 2. Scope of confidentiality (release of information, duty to warn)

  • 3. ANA Scope and Standards of Practice: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

  • 4. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing role, collaboration, leadership

  • 5. Cultural and spiritual competence (special populations, risk factors, barriers)

  • 6.Ethics in clinical decision making (involuntary treatment, least restrictive care)

  • 7. Patient advocacy (educational accommodations, disabilities accommodations, FMLA)

  • 8. Ethical principles such as Justice, Autonomy, Beneficence, veracity, and nonmaleficience.

  • 9. Patient advocacy.

  • 10. Case management .

  • 11. Health care policy.

  • 12. Just culture.

  • 13. Quality improvement

  • 14. Research

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