NUR 450 - Psychopathology and Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan
- Matriculation into the program or with instructor permission.
- This course provides students with a biopsychosocial framework for the advanced practice of psychiatric mental health nursing with individuals of various ages and cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of evidence-based practice for common mental health problems, major psychiatric disorders, and substance use disorders is emphasized, using recovery-focused principles. Students apply knowledge and skills in the assessment, differential diagnosis, and formulation of major psychiatric disorders based on selected taxonomies, including identification of organic causes and medical comorbidity contributing to alterations in biopsychosocial functioning.