Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Exam Review

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

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Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Theories and Frameworks for Psychiatric Nursing Practice
    Theories from Personality Development | Theories from Psychology | Nursing Theory Frameworks
  • Communication and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
    Therapeutic Communication Skills | Barriers to Communication | Therapeutic Relationships
  • Evidence-Based Psychiatric Nursing
    Assessment | Diagnosis | Outcome Identification | Planning and Implementation, Evaluation
  • Provision of Care
    Scope of Practice for Psychiatric Nursing | ANA Code of Ethics | Legal Aspects of Psychiatric Nursing | Culturally Competent Care | Pain Management
  • Leadership and Management
    Roles of a Nurse Leader | Leadership Style | Leadership Power | Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Research
    Research: Scope of Practice | Five Steps of Evidence-Based Practice | Ethical Considerations in Research
  • Disease Prevention, Health Promotion and Education
    Theoretical Frameworks in Preventative Psychiatry | Levels of Prevention | Safety Issues | Patient Education, The Learning Process

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Treatment Modalities
    Behavioral Concepts and Strategies | Individual and Group Therapies | Family Therapy | Milieu Therapy | Alternative Therapies | Crisis Intervention | End-of-Life Care
  • Psychiatric Disorders
    Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders | Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders | Cognitive Disorders | Substance-Related Disorders | Personality Disorders | Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Psychopharmacology
    Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics | Antipsychotics | Antidepressants | Antimanic and Mood Stabilizers | Anxiolytics | Cognitive Enhancers for Dementia | Over-the-Counter, Complementary or Herbal Agents