NURS 656. Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Disorders Across the Lifespan. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 4 lecture hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: NURS 657. Students will develop advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing knowledge related to the psychodiagnostic, psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic evaluation/treatment of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. This course focuses on the neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorders and associated evidence-based treatments. Addresses knowledge needed for comprehensive and collaborative management of culturally diverse clients with psychiatric disorders in both acute and primary health care settings.