75.651 – Foundations for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Master of Psychiatric Nursing Program

In this course, students will explore the roles, competencies and responsibilities inherent in advanced psychiatric nursing practice related to: leadership; management; clinical practice; nursing education; and research. Ethical issues related to advanced practice will be explored. Theory and principles of transformative change will be discussed within the context of nursing, psychiatric nursing and health care. The dynamics of: roles, responsibilities and practice; policy development; and the health care delivery system will be explored. Strategies for transition to advanced practice will be investigated.