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Chamberlain NR546 Week 8 Assignment Reflection Latest 2024
NR546 Advanced Pharmacology: Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Week 8  Assignment

Reflection on Learning (Graded)

Purpose

The purpose of this activity is to deepen learning through reflective inquiry. It will allow for expansion in self-awareness, identification of knowledge gaps, and assessment of learning goals related to course outcomes, program outcomes, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials, and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) competencies.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 1:? Examine the neurophysiological and neuroanatomical basis of psychopharmacologic interventions commonly applied in mental health practice. (PO 1)

CO 2: Associate brain structure and function to the pathophysiology of acute and chronic mental health diagnoses commonly seen in mental health practice. (PO 1)

CO 3: Apply knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in prescribing psychopharmacotherapy. (PO 1)

CO 4:?? Analyze factors pertinent to making the most effective drug selection for a client with a specific diagnosis in the mental health care setting. (POs 1, 2)

CO 5: Identify the most commonly prescribed agents in the major psychopharmacologic drug classes. (POs 1, 2)

CO 6:? Analyze client indicators of therapeutic, ineffective, adverse responses and side effects to psychopharmacotherapy. (PO 1)

CO 7: Identify legal and ethical issues related to pharmacological management of the psychiatric mental health patient. (PO 1, 2)

Due Date

This assignment is due by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 8. 

The course ends on Saturday of Week 8. There is no late submission allowed for this assignment.

Total Points Possible

This assignment is worth a total of 20 points.

Preparing the Assignment

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions.

Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric).

Reflection on Learning: Apply all required criteria in the assignment with information that is clear and sufficient in detail.

Describe how learning in this course will help you achieve Program Outcome 1: Provide high-quality, safe, patient-centered care grounded in holistic health principles. (Holistic Health & Patient-Centered Care)

Describe how course assignments or activities will help you achieve ONE of the advanced-level nursing education competencies from AACN Essentials Domain 1 listed in each section below. Provide at least two specific examples.

1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the discipline of nursing’s distinct perspective and where shared perspectives exist with other disciplines.

1.2 Apply theory and research-based knowledge from nursing, the arts, humanities, and other sciences.

1.3 Demonstrate clinical judgment founded on a broad knowledge base.

Describe how course assignments or activities will help you achieve ONE NONPF Core Competency from NP Domain 1.3 listed below.

NP 1.3f: Demonstrate clinical judgment using a systematic approach to inform, improve, and advance NP practice processes and outcomes.

NP 1.3g: Demonstrate clinical judgment to inform and improve NP practice based on the foundational knowledge of advanced physiology/pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology.

NP 1.3h: Synthesize current and emerging evidence to influence NP practice.

Professionalism in Communication: Communicate with minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation.