Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 30 Contact Hours
(9 pharm hours)
Author(s): Bethany A. Murray, APRN, BC
Peer Reviewer(s): Lynette Jack, PhD, RN
Item#: N1443
Contents: 1 Course Book (324 pages)

Psychiatric Nursing: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment, Updated 2nd Edition



Price $74.95
Item # N1443
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

The hard copy version of this course is on backorder until 12/20/16

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/17

This CE course for nurses examines psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, dementia, substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, eating and sleeping disorders, anxiety, domestic violence, disassociation) commonly diagnosed in adults and children using DSM-5 guidelines. Practical applications are emphasized including the use of current treatment modalities, medications and therapeutic communication skills. Nurses will also receive instruction on recognition of cultural differences in how mental illness is perceived and treated in both adults and children. 

Course Objectives

  • Explore ethical, legal, and cultural issues associated with mental health care and treatment.
  • Describe components for obtaining a relevant psychiatric history.
  • Describe common adult and child psychiatric disorders utilizing the DSM guidelines.
  • Identify current treatment modalities and medications used for various mental health disorders.
  • Discuss a nursing plan of care and interventions for specific patient scenarios.
  • Identify appropriate nursing measures for promoting safety and maximizing function.
Bethany A. Murray, APRN, BC, is a practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with her master's degree in child/adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing. She is credentialed by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a Child Clinical Nurse Specialist. Ms. Murray has worked in the psychiatric field since 1986. She is currently the nursing manager at the Center for Behavioral Health in Bloomington IN as well as a part-time lecturer for the Indiana University School of Nursing. Ms. Murray is a member of the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana (CAPNI) an educational and political organization that promotes advanced nursing practice at a local state and national level.
Lynette Jack, PhD, RN, has a BSN from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing and a PhD in higher education from the University of Pittsburgh. Lynette has taught psychiatric nursing for more than 20 years and has been president of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) and of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). She currently works as the director of RN-BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, and DNP programs at Waynesburg University in western Pennsylvania.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 70% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.