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NUR 455 - Theoretical Frameworks for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice

3 credits ( 3 didactic credits )


This is a foundational course that introduces students to theoretical frameworks that will be applied throughout their graduate coursework in psychiatric mental health nursing. Students develop an appreciation for the importance of theory and how it is applied in advanced psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Theories that explain personality development and human behavior, the etiology of psychopathology, and mechanisms of therapeutic change associated with major schools of psychotherapy are examined. Students gain experience in applying and analyzing theories based on research evidence and relevance to advanced practice psychiatric nursing.


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