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.

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.

2018-2019

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday, January 8 8am-11:15am N7221 FH 140
  12:15-4 pm Poverty Simulation TBA
Wednesday, January 9 8am-12pm N7221  NA 165
  1-5pm N7225 Stephenson 5 (Sci & Engr) 211
Thursday, January 10 8am-2pm N7225 CELA
  3-5pm N7205 NA 161
  5-7pm PMHNP Celebration Living Room
Friday, January 11 8am-12pm N7221 NA 161
  1-5pm N7222 NA 161
Saturday, January 12 8am-12pm N7225 NA 155
  1-5pm N7222 NA 155
Thursday, January 17 10am-12pm N7221 NA 155
Thursday, January 24 10am-12pm N7221 NA 167
Thursday, January 31 10am-12pm N7221 NA 167
Thursday, February 7 10am-12pm N7221 NA 161
Tuesday, February 12 8am-12pm N7221 NA 161
  1-5pm N7225 NA 155
Wednesday, February 13 8am-12pm N7221 NA 167
  1-5pm N7222 NA 161
Thursday, February 14 8am-12pm N7221 NA 167
  12-1pm DNP Transition TBA
  1-5pm N7222 NA 161
Friday, February 15 8am-5pm N7225 CELA
Tuesday, March 12 8am-12pm N7221 NA 155
  1-5pm N7225 NA 161
Wednesday, March 13 8am-12pm N7222 FH 140
Thursday, March 14 8am-5pm N7225 CELA
  8am-6pm N7225 (OCSE Write-up) FH 140
Friday, March 15 8am-12pm N7221 NA 167
  1-5pm N7222 NA 161
Saturday, March 16 8am-12pm N7222 NA 161
  1-5pm N7225 NA 161
Monday, May 6 8am-12pm N7231  
  1-5pm N7231  
Tuesday, May 7 8am-12pm N7295  
  1-5pm N7295  
Wednesday, May 8 8am-12pm N7231  
  1-5pm N7231  
Thursday, May 9 8am-12pm N7295  
  1-5pm N7232  
Wednesday, July 31 8am-12pm N7231  
  1-5pm N7231  
Thursday, August 1 8am-12pm N7295  
  1-5pm N7295  
Friday, August 2 8am-12pm N7295  
  1-4pm N7231  
  4-6pm PMHNP Reception  
Sunday, August 4 TBA Pinning Ceremony  

Textbooks

Spring 2019

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(c), 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

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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
7222: Psychopharmacology Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Ginny Gardner, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Sandy Siedel, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Stahl, S. M., (2013). Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (4th ed.). New York, NY:  Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107686465

Stahl, S. M., (2017).  Prescriber's Guide: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology  (6th ed.). New York, NY:  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781316618134

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Required for PT Students (FT Students already have text):
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th 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.

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

Elbe, Dean; Bezchilbnyk-Butler, Kalyna; Virani, Adil & Procyshyn, Ric, (2018). Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents (4th ed.). Hogrefe Publishing. ISBN 9780889374560

Elbe, Dean; Bezchilbnyk-Butler, Kalyna; Virani, Adil & Procyshyn, Ric, (2017). Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs (22nd ed). Hogrefe Publishing. ISBN: 9780889374966

 

Stahl, S. M., (2018).  Prescriber's Guide: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology Children and Adolescents  (1st ed.). New York, NY:  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN: 9781108446563

7225: Practicum in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Individuals, Groups and Families Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Marci Zsamboky, DNP, PMH/CNS-BC, CNE
All texts from 7215

Yalom, I. & Leszcz, M. (2005). The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York: Basic Books, Inc. ISBN 97804650928403