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Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing     Degree: D-MHNP

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, in combination with the M.Sc.(A.) in Nurse Practitioner; Non-Thesis - Mental Health or with the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, focuses on the competencies required to assume the advanced practice nursing role of the mental health nurse practitioner, including the assessment, diagnosis, care and treatment of mental illness in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • NUR2 656 Mental Health Internship 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Clinical training in the assessment and management of psychiatric illness, including psychiatric outpatient, inpatient, and emergency care units, to complete required clinical encounters, including assessment, interventions and evaluations. Emphasis is on facilitating an ability to recognize the required psychiatric conditions and the pathology associated with these conditions and to develop longitudinal management plans that encompass biopsychosocial understanding of the conditions and address urgent and emergency situations.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: La Riccia, Giuseppina (Fall)

  • NUR2 691 Reasoning in Mental Health 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing knowledge and skills, within the scope of practice of a mental-health nurse practitioner, in the assessment and management of depressive, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorders. Recognition of the pathology associated with these conditions and development of longitudinal management plans that encompass biopsychosocial understanding of the conditions and address urgent and emergency situations are explored.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: La Riccia, Giuseppina (Fall)

  • NUR2 692 Reasoning in Mental Health 3 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing knowledge and skills, within the scope of practice of a mental-health nurse practitioner, in the assessment and management of psychotic disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, feeding and eating disorders, obesity and metabolic syndrome, and personality disorders. Recognition of the pathology associated with these conditions and development of longitudinal management plans that encompass biopsychosocial understanding of the conditions and address urgent and emergency situations will be explored.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: La Riccia, Giuseppina (Fall)

  • NUR2 693 Reasoning in Mental Health 4 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing knowledge and skills, within the scope of practice of a mental-health nurse practitioner, in the assessment and management of: 1) substance disorders, sleep-wake disorders, gender dysphoria and sexual disorders; and 2) child and adolescent psychiatric illness, and psychiatric illness in the geriatric population, where legal aspects to invoke protective measures and decision-making capacity. Recognition of the pathology associated with these conditions or illnesses, and development of longitudinal management plans that encompass biopsychosocial understanding of the conditions and address urgent and emergency situations.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: La Riccia, Giuseppina (Winter)

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Jun. 8, 2021) (disclaimer)
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