Karen Pounds

Clinical Associate Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Community

508-999-8749

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Modular Unit #5 001

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Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Second of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly project and develop the DNP role. The focus of this residency is to implement an evidence-based project. Collaborative data collection and management strategies are utilized to support the implementation and evaluation process. This practicum builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the students to enhance collaborative and interprofessional practice. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.

Increased understanding of the role of the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse by working with a preceptor. Students interview, assess, diagnose children, adolescents & adults presenting with psychiatric disorders & mental health issues. Treatment plans are developed that reduce risk and promote & maximize mental health. Over the semester, students' progress to an increasingly independent role as an advanced practice nurse. Clinical issues associated with transition to the advanced practice role are discussed.

Second of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly project and develop the DNP role. The focus of this residency is to implement an evidence-based project. Collaborative data collection and management strategies are utilized to support the implementation and evaluation process. This practicum builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the students to enhance collaborative and interprofessional practice. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.

Second of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly project and develop the DNP role. The focus of this residency is to implement an evidence-based project. Collaborative data collection and management strategies are utilized to support the implementation and evaluation process. This practicum builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the students to enhance collaborative and interprofessional practice. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.

Exploration of advanced knowledge of current biological treatment modalities for psychiatric & mental health disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Students analyze biological theories that contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders & form the basis of pharmacological and other biologically based treatment modalities. Students are introduced to recent, as well as more established therapies. Students explore how individual factors such as culture, age, gender, physiology & environment impact response to biological treatments. Ethical & legal issues of biological treatment modalities are discussed.
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