Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)

 

  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.

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

2018 - 2019

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Wednesday, May 2 8am-5pm 7231 (N357) FH 140
Thursday, May 3 8am-5pm 7295 (N358A) FH 140
Friday, May 4 8am-5pm 7231 (N357) FH 140
Saturday, May 5 8am-12pm 7232 FH 140
  1-5pm 7295 (N358A) FH 140
Wednesday, August 1 8am-5pm 7231 (N357) FH 140, NA 167
Thursday, August 2 8am-5pm 7295 (N358A) GH 317, NA 160, NA 161, NA 162, NA 166
Friday, August 3 8am-12pm 7295 (N358A) NA 161
  1pm-3pm 7231 (N357) NA 161, NA 162
  3-5pm PMHNP Reception Living Room
Sunday, August 5 TBA Pinning Ceremony TBA

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.

Fall 2018

  • August 21 - 25 8am - 5pm
  • September 24 - 28 8am - 5pm
  • October 25 - 27 8am - 5pm
  • December 3 - 4 - Class for MTA students. OMTA students to join by Blue Jeans

Spring 2019

  • January 8 - 12
  • February 12 - 15
  • March 12 - 16

Summer 2019

  • May 6 - 9
  • July 31 - August 2

 

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