Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)

Block Schedule

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family)

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

For questions contact Specialty Director Dawn Vanderhoef or by phone: 615-322-0848

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.

2019 - 2020 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 19-20 . 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 20.

Fall 2019

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, August 21 8:00am-9:50am PMH Student Orientation Sarratt Student Center/RAND Hall
216-220
  1:00-4:50pm N7212* Sarratt Student Center/RAND Hall 216-220
  5:00pm-6:50pm N6011L Frist Hall 144/SIM Lab
Thursday, August 22 8:00am-11:50pm N7215** Sarratt Student Center/RAND Hall 216-220
  1:00pm-3:50pm N6011*** Frist Hall 155
  5:00pm-6:50pm N6011L Frist Hall 144/SIM Lab
Friday, August 23 8:00am-11:50am N7212* Frist Hall 140
  1:00pm-4:50pm N7215** Frist Hall 140
Wednesday, August 28* 8:00am-9:50am N7215** Nurse Annex 155
  10:00am-11:50am N7212* Nurse Annex 155

*August 28: Middle Tennessee Area students attend classes between blocks, Out of Middle Tennessee Area students access video streamed/taped lectures on BrightSpace
Labor Day Holiday: Monday September 2, 2019

Block 2

Date Time Course Location
Monday, September 23 9:00am-11:50am N6020**** a list will be posted in 6020 Brightspace
  12:00pm-6:50pm N6011*** CELA GTA
Students will rotate between lab and CELA on 9/23
Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA) – Light Hall 4th Floor
  1:00pm-4:50pm N6011L Frist Hall 144/SIM Lab
Tuesday, September 24 8:00am-11:50am N7215** Frist Hall 140
  1:00pm-4:50pm N7212* Frist Hall 140
Wednesday, September 25 8:00am-11:50am N7215** Frist Hall 140
  1:00pm-4:50pm N7212* Frist Hall 140
  5:00pm-6:50pm PMHNP Clinical Log Frist Hall 140
Thursday, September 26 8:00am-1:45pm N6011*** CELA
CELA Head-to-toe Checkoff
Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA) – Light Hall 4th Floor
Friday, September 27 8:00am-1:50pm N7215** CELA Lab Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA) – Light Hall 4th Floor

Block 3

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, October 23 8:00am-11:50am N7212* Frist Hall 140
  1:00pm-2:50pm N7215** Frist Hall 140
  3:00pm-4:50pm PMH Clinical Discussion Frist Hall 140
Thursday, October 24 9:00am-11:50am N6020**** a list will be posted in 6020 Brightspace
  1:00pm-4:50pm N7215** Frist Hall 140
Friday, October 25 8:00am-1:50pm N7215** Lab-CELA Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA) – Light Hall 4th Floor
  3:00pm-4:50pm N7212* Frist Hall 140
Saturday, October 26 8:00am-11:45pm N7212* Frist Hall 140
  1:00pm-4:50pm N7215** Frist Hall 140

Thanksgiving Break: November 23- December 1, 2019

December 2, 2019 and December 3, 2019: Middle Tennessee Area students attend class for final presentations December 2, 2019. Out of Middle Tennessee Area, students are REQUIRED to join presentations on December 3, 2019 via Blue Jeans. Both OMTA and MTA students are welcome to join presentations on both days.

Presentations

Date Time Course Location
Monday, December 2 8:00am-4:50pm N7215** Nursing Annex 161
      Nursing Annex 160
      Nursing Annex 164
      Nursing Annex 166
Tuesday, December 3 8:00am-4:50pm N7215** Frist Hall 140
      Nursing Annex 160
      Nursing Annex 162
      Nursing Annex 164

Classes End: December 6, 2019
Final Exams: December 9, 10, 11, 2019

Course coordinators and faculty

Course Instructors/Coordinators
 *7212

Coordinators: Vaughn Sinclair, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Jennifer Scroggie, MSN, PMHNP-BC

**7215

Coordinators: Marci Zsamboky, DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE
Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC

**7215

Course Faculty: Brandee Madden, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Eydie Cloyd, JD, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Matt Schroer, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Chance Allen, MSN, LMSW, PMHNP-BC
Ginny Gardner, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Melissa Ott, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Rose Vick, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Susie Adams, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Marci Zsamboky, DNP, MSN, RN

***6011

Coordinators: K. Melissa Hayes, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN
Mary Lauren Pfieffer, DNP, FNP-BC

****6020

Coordinator: Angel Anthamatten , DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM

6020

Course Faculty: Duke Chenault , DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-C
Shannon Cole , DNP, FNP-BC
Nicole Dellise , DNP, MSN, RN, FNP
Melissa Glassford , DNP, NP-C
Queen Henry-Okafor , PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP –BC
Mary Lauren Pfieffer , DNP, FNP-BC
Geri Reeves , PhD, FNP-BC
Randy Smith , MSN, FNP-BC
Carol Ziegler , DNP, NP-C, RD

 

Spring 2020

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
1/7/2020 8am- 12pm 7221  
1/7/2020 1pm-5pm 7225  
1/8/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
  1pm-5pm 7225  
1/9/2020 8am-4pm 7225 CELA  
1/9/2020 5pm-7pm PMHNP Celebration  
1/10/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
  1pm-5pm 7222  
1/11/2020 8am-12pm 7225  
  1pm-5pm 7222  
1/16/2020 10am-12pm 7221  
1/23/2020 10am-12pm 7221  
1/30/2020 10am-12pm 7221  
2/6/2020 10am-12pm 7221  

Block 2

Date Time Course Location
2/18/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
2/18/2020 1pm-5pm 7225  
2/19/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
2/19/2020 1pm-5pm 7222  
2/20/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
2/20/2020 1pm-5pm 7222  
2/21/2020 8am-4pm 7225 CELA  

Block 3

Date Time Course Location
3/17/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
3/17/2020 1pm-5pm 7225  
3/18/2020 8am-12pm 7222  
3/19/2020 8am-4pm 7225 CELA OCE  
3/20/2020 8am-12pm 7221  
3/20/2020 1pm-5pm 7222  
3/21/2020 8am-12pm 7222  
3/21/2020 1pm-5pm 7225  

Summer 2020

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
5/4/2020 8am-12pm 7231  
5/4/2020 1pm-5pm 7231  
5/5/2020 8am-12pm 7295  
5/6/2020 8am-12pm 7231  
5/6/2020 1pm-5pm 7232  
5/7/2020 8am-12pm 7295  

Block 2

Date Time Course Location
7/29/2020 8am-12pm 7231  
7/29/2020 1pm-5pm 7231  
7/30/2020 8am-12pm 7295  
  1pm-5pm 7295  
731/2020 8am-12pm 7295  
  1pm-4pm 7231  
  4pm-6pm PMHNP Ceremony  

Textbooks

Fall 2019

Fall 2019

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 (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN- 13: 9780323583473

 

Guyton, A. C., & Hall, J. E. (2015).

Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN-13: 9781455770052

Seeley's Anatomy and physiology (12th ed.). Boston: McGraw‐Hill. 9781260399073

Rapid review anatomy reference guide (4th ed.) Skokie, IL: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
9781496391605

6011: Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning   K. Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC Carol Ziegler, DNP, NP-C  

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 Vanderbiltbrightspace.
remoteproctor.com 

 

Nurse practitioner prescribing reference (NPPR).  Available as smart phone/ tablet application or FREE web-access at www.empr.com      

Note:  Purchase the Novey text either from the VU Bookstore or directly from the publisher: Medical Media Systems https://www.medicalm
edia
systems .com/.  They will find it for $1,000 on Amazon and it is only $55. 

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 Vanderbiltbrightspace.
remoteproctor.com

6020: Advanced Pharmacotherape utics 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. ISBN-13: 978-0803638273, ISBN-10: 0803638272
(ALSO AVAILABLE VIA THE ESKIND DIGITAL LIBRARY)

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

6011L: Advaned Health Assessment Lab

K. Melissa Smith
DNP, ANP-BC
(IOR)

Carol Ziegler DNP, NP-C

(Same as 6011)

 
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 & Wilkins

ISBN-13: 978-1451190946
ISBN-10: 1451190948

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington DC: American Psychological

ISBN-13: 978-1433805615

ISBN-10: 1433950618

Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations, Skills, and Roles. Springer Publishing Co. ISBN: 978-0-8261-2742-6

Excellent resource, edited by one of VUSN’s very own faculty, with many chapters written by VUSN faculty, which also address the essential competencies we cover in the Professional Formation course series.

 

Tracy, M. F., & O'Grady, E. T. (2018). Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 6th St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Health Sciences.

ISBN: 9780323447706

Another excellent resource that addresses and defines the essential APN core competencies, along with specific content on multiple specialties 

Polit DF, Beck CT. (2017) Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1496300232

ISBN-10: 1496300238

This book (including older past editions) will not have required readings, but is a staple resource text for many faculty and students.

Ogrinc, G. S. (2018). Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patient's Care. Joint Commission Resources. 3rd

ISBN-13: 978-1635850376
ISBN-10: 1635850371

This book is an excellent resource from the Joint Commission, providing information on multiple aspects of the quality improvement process.

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 

Secureexam Remote Proctor NOW (http://www.nursing.vanderb ilt .
edu
/tools/securex am.html)

 

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). fAmerican Nursing Publishing.

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

(5 ed.). 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

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) PMHNP Competencies

(2013). http://www.nonpf.org/
associations/1078
9/files/
PopulationFocusNPComps
2013.pdf

 

Rey, Joseph (Ed.). (2012). IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied

**Free textbook at: http://iacapap.org/
iacapap-
textbook-of-child-and-
adolescent-mental-health
 

Sadock, B. J., & Sadock, V. A. (2014). Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (11th). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9781609139711 

Sommers-Flanagan, J. & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2017). Clinical Interviewing (6th). Wiley. ISBN 9781119215585 

Secureexam Remote Proctor NOW (http://www.nursing.vanderbilt .
edu/
tools/securex am.html)

  

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials

6055: Professional
Formation 2:
Problem
Identification and
Evidence
Investigation for
Practice

Sharon Karp, PhD, RN,
CPNP-PC

All texts from 6045

 

7205: Advanced Health
Assessment
Applications for
Psychiatric Mental
Health Nursing

Queen Henry-Okafor,
PhD, FNP-BC

Melissa Ott, DNP,
PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC,

Diane Folk, DNP, CNM,
NP

Julia Steed, PhD(c), MSN,
FNP-BC

Randy Smith, MSN, FNP-
BC

Will use textbooks from 6011

 

7221: Neuroscience for Mental Health Providers

Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Rose Vick, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Derek Riebau, MD

Higgins, E. S. & George, M. S. (2018). The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry:
The Pathophysiology of Behavior and
Mental Illness (3rd ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9781451101546

Pliszka, Steven R. (2016). Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford. ISBN 9781462527113

Stahl, S. (2013). Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (4th edition) Philadelphia: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107686465 paperback
Secureexam Remote Proctor NOW (http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/
tools/securexam.html
)

Kaplan, G. B. & Hammer, R. P. (Eds.). (2002). Brain Circuitry and Signaling in Psychiatry: Basic and Clinical Implications. Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Press. ISBN 9780880489577

Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Course Number Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials
6065

 

Professional Formation 3: Leading
Collaborative Change: Improving Delivery of Healthcare to Patients and
Populations

Sharon Karp, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC
Abby Luck Parish, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FNAP
Susie Leming-Lee, DNP, MSN, RN, CPHQ
All text from 6045, 6055  
7231

Professional PMHNP Course

Rose Vick, PhD(c), MSN, PMHNP-BC
Matt Schroer, DNP, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
   
7232

Advanced Psychopharmacology

Brandee Madden, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Virginia Gardner, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Stahl, S. M., (2013). Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical
Applications. (4th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107686465 (from
7222)

Stahl, S. M., (2014). Prescriber's Guide: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology. (5th ed.). New York,
NY: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107675025 (from 7222)
Suggested

Elbe, Dean; Bezchilbnyk-Butler, Kalyna; Virani, Adil & Procyshyn, Ric,
(2014). Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and
Adolescents (3rd ed.). Hogrefe Publishing. ISBN 9780889374560

Elbe, Dean; Bezchilbnyk-Butler, Kalyna; Virani, Adil & Procyshyn, Ric,
(2013). Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs (20th ed). Hogrefe
Publishing. ISBN 9780889374515

7295

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship

Marci Zsamboky   DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE
Megan Simmons   DNP, PMHNP-BC
Students will use all required texts from PMHNP courses (N7215 and N7225) as resources in this final clinical course.