Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family)
VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.
Please Note: The dates on this block schedule are for FULL TIME students. PART TIME students may not be required to be in class for the full block.
2018 - 2019 Block Schedule
New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 21-22. Students moving from the Pre-Specialty year into the Specialty year are only required to attend the afternoon session (beginning at 1 PM) on August 22.
|Tuesday, August 21||8am-4pm||Orientation for New Students||TBA|
|Wednesday, August 22||8am-4pm||Orientation for New Students||TBA|
|Thursday, August 23||9am-10am||6010||TBA|
|Friday, August 24||8am-12 pm||6020||NA 155 & 161|
|1-4pm||7212||Eng & Science Bldg. 048|
|Saturday, August 25||8am-12pm||7215||NA 155|
|Wednesday, August 29||8-10am||7215 (Videostreamed)||NA 162|
|10am-12pm||7212 (Videostreamed)||NA 162|
|Wednesday, Sept. 5||8-10am||7215 (Videostreamed)||FH140|
|Wednesday, Sept. 12||8-10am||7215 (Videostreamed)||NA167|
|Wednesday, Sept. 19||8-10am||7215 (Videostreamed)||FH140|
|Monday, Sept. 24||9am-12pm||6020||Check Brightspace for group breakout rooms|
|Tuesday, Sept. 25||8am-12pm||7215||NA161|
|Wednesday, Sept. 26||8am-12pm||7215||NA161|
|Thursday, Sept. 27||8am-5pm||6011L||CELA|
|Friday, Sept. 28||8am-12:30pm||7215||CELA|
|Thursday, October 25||9am-12pm||6020||Check Brightspace for group breakout rooms|
|Friday, October 26||8am-12:30pm||7215||CELA|
|Saturday, October 27||8am-12pm||7215||FH140|
|Monday, December 3||8am-5pm||7215||Via BlueJeans for Out of Middle TN Area Students; Middle TN Area Students MUST attend
GH317,GH601, NA160, NA166
|Tuesday, December 4||8am-5pm||7215||GH317, GH401, GH501, Living Room|
|Tuesday, January 8||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Wednesday, January 9||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Thursday, January 10||8am-5pm||N7225||CELA|
|Friday, January 11||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Saturday, January 12||8am-12pm||N7225|
|Thursday, January 17||10am-12pm||N7221|
|Thursday, January 24||10am-12pm||N7221|
|Thursday, January 31||10am-12pm||N7221|
|Thursday, February 7||10am-12pm||N7221|
|Tuesday, February 12||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Wednesday, February 13||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Thursday, February 14||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Friday, February 15||8am-5pm||N7225||CELA|
|Tuesday, March 12||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Wednesday, March 13||8am-12pm||N7222|
|Thursday, March 14||8am-5pm||N7225||CELA|
|Friday, March 15||8am-12pm||N7221|
|Saturday, March 16||8am-12pm||N7222|
|Monday, May 6||8am-12pm||N7231|
|Tuesday, May 7||8am-12pm||N7295|
|Wednesday, May 8||8am-12pm||N7231|
|Thursday, May 9||8am-12pm||N7295|
|Wednesday, July 31||8am-12pm||N7231|
|Thursday, August 1||8am-12pm||N7295|
|Friday, August 2||8am-12pm||N7295|
|Sunday, August 4||TBA||Pinning Ceremony|
|Course Name||Instructor||Required Materials||Recommended Materials|
|6010: Pathophysiologic Concepts||Travis Dunlap, PhD, ANP-BC||
McCance, K. L., & Huether, S. E. (2013). Pathophysiology. The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN-13: 978-0-323-08854-1
Guyton, A. C., & Hall, J. E. (2015). Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN-13: 978-1455770052
VanPutte, C., Regan, J., Russo, A., Tate, P., Stephens, T., Seeley, R. (2016). Seeley's Anatomy & Physiology (11th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0077736224
Anatomical Chart Company. (2009). Rapid Review Anatomy Reference Guide (3rd ed.) Skokie, IL: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1605471020
|6011: Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning||K. Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC
Carol Ziegler, DNP, NP-C (IOR)
Bickley, L. (2017). Bates' Guide to Physical Examination. (12th ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1469893419; ISBN-10: 146989341X
Ferri, F. (2017). Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. (4th ed.). Saunders. ISBN-13: 978-0323511407; E-ISBN: 978-0323527521.
Novey, D. Rapid Access Guide to Physical Examination (2014) (2nd ed. 3rd reprint). Medical Media Systems. ISBN-13: 978-0991216505.
Sullivan, D. (2018). Guide to Clinical Documentation (3rd ed). F.A. Davis Company. (to be published Aug. 2018)
Securexam Remote Proctor (available through Vanderbilt at https://vanderbiltbrightspace.
|6011L: Advanced Health Assessment Lab||K. Melissa Smith DNP, ANP-BC (IOR)
Carol Ziegler DNP, NP-C
|(Same as 6011)||
|6020: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics||Angel Anthamatten, DNP, BC-ADM, FNP-BC||
Woo, T. M., & Robinson, M. V. (2016). Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (4th ed.). F.A Davis Company.
Gilbert, D.N., et al. (2018). The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 47th edition. Smart phone/ tablet application is used for instruction. (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)
Epocrates Point of Care Medical Application (FREE version is acceptable and used in course). Smart phone/ tablet application.
GoodRX Point of Care (Free version) Smartphone/Tablet Application
Nurse practitioner prescribing reference (NPPR). Available as smart phone/ tablet application or FREE web-access at www.empr.com
|6045: Professional Formation: Context and Role of Advanced Nursing Practice||Abby Parish, DNP, AGPNCP-BC, FNAP||
Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt E. (2015). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkin ISBN-13: 978-1451190946; ISBN-10: 1451190948
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington DC: American Psychological Association ISBN-13: 978-1433805615; ISBN-10: 1433950618
Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations, Skills, and Roles. Springer Publishing Co.
Tracy, M. F., & O'Grady, E. T. (2018). Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 6th ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Polit DF, Beck CT. (2017) Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Ogrinc, G. S. (2018). Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patient's Care. Joint Commission Resources. 3rd ed.
|7212: Theories of Individual and Family Psychotherapy||Vaughn Sinclair, PhD, CNS
Jennifer Scroggie, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Wheeler, K. (2013). Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company. ISBN 9780826110008
|7215: Advanced Health Assessment Applications for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing||Marci Zsamboky, DNP, MSN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE
Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC
ANA Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice. (2014). American Nursing Publishing.
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5thed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9780890425558
**In lieu of buying a hard copy you may choose to access the DSM-V through ESKIND online library or buy an electronic version for your PDA or Smart Phone.
American Psychological Association. (2012). Style Guide to Electronic References (6th ed.). American Psychological Association. ISBN 9781433807046
Rey, Joseph (Ed.). (2012). IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. **Free textbook at: http://iacapap.org/
Sadock, B. J., & Sadock, V. A. (2014). Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (11th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9781609139711
Sommers-Flanagan, J. & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2017). Clinical Interviewing (6th ed.). Wiley. ISBN 9781119215585