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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Student Education

The goal of this first-year one semester practicum is to provide the student with an opportunity to develop clinical skills with adult clients and their families. Students will apply skills including holistic physical and mental health assessment, formulate differential diagnosis, plan and implement developmentally appropriate psychiatric nursing interventions, and evaluate interventions and outcomes.

Emphasis is placed on application of a variety of population- specific assessment skills and use of differential diagnosis, and a beginning utilization of pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment methods with individuals, groups and families.