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.

2017 - 2018 Block Schedule

Spring 2018

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, January 3 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) FH 140
  1-5pm 7225 (N356) NA 165
  5-7pm PMHNP Celebration GH Living Room
Thursday, January 4 8-10am 7221 (N352) NA 165
  11am-5pm 7225 (N356) CELA
Friday, January 5 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) NA 167
  1-5pm 7222 (N353) NA 155
Saturday, January 6 8am-5pm 7225 (N356) NA 155
Thursday, January 11 8-10am 7222 (N353) (Videostreamed) NA 161
  10am-12pm 7221 (N352)  (Videostreamed) NA 161
Thursday, January 18 8-10am 7222 (N353) (Videostreamed) FH 140
  10am-12pm 7221 (N352)  (Videostreamed) FH 140
Thursday, January 25 8-10am 7222 (N353) (Videostreamed) FH 140
  10am-12pm 7221 (N352)
Videostreamed)
FH 140
Thursday, February 1 8-10am 7222 (N353) (Videostreamed) FH 140
  10am-12pm 7221 (N352)  (Videostreamed) FH 140
Wednesday, Feb. 7 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) NA 155
  1-5pm 7222 (N353) NA 155
Thursday, February 8 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) NA 155
  1-5pm 7222 (N356) NA 167
Friday, February 9 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) NA 161
  1-5pm 7225 (N356) NA 161
Tuesday, March 13 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) NA 155
  1-5pm 7225 (N356) NA 161
Wednesday, March 14 8am-4pm 7225 (N353) CELA OSCE
Thursday, March 15 8am-12pm 7221 (N352) FH 140
  1-5pm 7225 (N356) NA 161
Friday, March 16 8am-12pm 7222 (N353) NA 167
  1-5pm 7225 (N356) FH 140
Wednesday, May 2 8am-5pm 7231 (N357)  
Thursday, May 3 8am-5pm 7295 (N358A)  
Friday, May 4 8am-5pm 7231 (N357)  
Saturday, May 5 8am-12pm 7232  
  1-5pm 7295 (N358A)  
Wednesday, August 1 8am-5pm 7231 (N357)  
Thursday, August 2 8am-5pm 7295 (N358A)  
Friday, August 3 8am-12pm 7295 (N358A)  
  1pm-3pm 7231 (N357)  
  3-5pm PMHNP Reception  
Saturday, August 4      
Sunday, August 5 TBA Pinning Ceremony TBA

Textbooks

Spring 2018

Course 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

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

Duke Chenault, DNP, ACNP-C

Melissa Davis, DNP, CNM, FNP

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

Will use textbooks from 6011 (N305A)  
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. (2013). The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry: The Pathophysiology of Behavior and Mental Illness (2nd 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

Joshi, M.S., Ransom, E.R., Nash, D. B., & Ransom, S. B.  (Eds.).  (2014). The healthcare quality book: vision, strategy, and tools.  (3rd ed.)  Chicago, IL:  Health Administration Press and Arlington, VA:  Association of University Programs in Health Administration.  ISBN 9781567935905

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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, (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, (2017). Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs (22nd ed). Hogrefe Publishing. ISBN 9780889374966

7225: Practicum in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Individuals, Groups and Families

Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Matt Schroer, DNP, PMHNP-BC

All texts from 7215 (N351) 

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