PMHNP PMC Sample Curriculum, Cincinnati Online

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Within the PMHNP Post-Master’s Certificate Online Program, there is a requirement of 560 total clinical hours. Of these 560 clinical hours, time must be divided among pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. 100 clinical hours need to be in pediatrics, 100 clinical hours in adult, and 100 clinical hours in geriatrics. The remainder of the 560 total clinical hours can be with any combination you choose (as deemed appropriate by the faculty advisor).

 

Psychopathological Disorders Across the Lifespan (3 credits)

Building on diagnostic skills learned in Health Assessment, this course focuses on the etiology or epidemiology of selected psychopathological disorders and assessment and diagnosis of common clinical variations in health patterns in adults and children with mental illness.

Prerequisite: Enrollment into the post-master’s certificate program or gaining permission from the instructor.

 

Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology - Life Cycle Perspectives (3 credits)

This 3-credit course presents advanced concepts of neuropath physiology of mental illness, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used in the psychopharmacologic treatment and clinical management of various psychiatric disorders across the lifespan

Prerequisite: Enrollment into the post-master’s certificate program or permission from the instructor.

 

Clinical Psychiatric Diagnostics and Management of Adults (3 credits)

This 3-credit course builds upon assessment techniques and previous courses with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of and interventions for complex care of adults with psychiatric symptoms or conditions.

Prerequisite: Internship I

Corequisite: Internship II

 

Systems Interventions for Individuals and Groups (2 credits)

This 2-credit course focuses on interventions and theories for individuals and groups that are utilized by the advanced practice psychiatric nurse in planning, implementing and evaluating care for adults and children with psychiatric disorders.

Prerequisite: Enrollment into the certificate or permission of the instructor

Corequisite: Internship I: Supervised Clinical Practice Across the Lifespan

 

Role of the PMHNP in Promoting Health (2 credits)

This 2-credit course focuses on the standards and regulations that define scope of practice and prescriptive authority for practitioners.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Internship II: Supervised Clinical Practice across the Lifespan

 

Clinical Psychiatric Diagnostics and Management of Children (3 credits)

This 3-credit course builds upon assessment techniques and other completed courses. The course has an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of and interventions for complex care of children with psychiatric symptoms.

Prerequisite: Clinical Psychiatric Diagnostics and Management I

Corequisite: Internship III: Supervised Clinical Practice Across the Lifespan

 

Supervised Clinical Practice Across the Lifespan – Internship I (1 credit)

This 1-credit internship is the first of three clinical internships that focuses the nurse practitioner student on primary assessment and diagnostic skills needed to determine appropriate therapeutic interventions in adults or children exhibiting severe mental illness. This first internship focuses on individual and/or group therapy.

Corequisite: Systems Interventions for Individuals and Groups

 

Supervised Clinical Practice across the Lifespan - Internship II (1 credit)

This internship is the second of three internships that focuses the nurse practitioner student on the primary assessment and diagnostic skills needed to determine therapeutic interventions in adults or children with symptoms of mental illness.

Prerequisite: Psychopathological Disorders Across the Lifespan, Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology: Life Cycle Perspectives, Internship I

 

Supervised Clinical Practice Across the Lifespan - Internship III (2 credits)

This 2-credit internship is the third of three clinical internships that focuses the nurse practitioner student on primary diagnostic skills and assessment needed to determine appropriate therapies for adults or children with severe mental illness.

Prerequisite: Internship II

Corequisite: Clinical Psychiatric Diagnostics and Management II