Undergraduate Education Toolkit Crosswalk Table

Specific Core
Nursing Content
Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Essentials for Undergraduate Education in Psychiatric-Mental Health
Growth and Development
Standard 1 Assessment

Standard 2 Diagnosis

Standard 4 Planning

Standard 5 Implementation

Standard 6 Evaluating
 
Standard 8 Education

Standard 13 Collaboration
  • Principles of cognitive, emotional, and psychological growth with corresponding developmental milestones
  • Recognition of major disorders occurring in childhood/ adolescence
    1. Mood disorders
    2. Eating disorders
    3. Conduct disorders
    4. ADHD
    5. Pervasive developmental disorders
    6. Substance abuse/dependence disorders
  • Recognition of major disorders occurring in adulthood
    1. Mood disorders
    2. Psychotic disorders
    3. Personality disorders
    4. Substance abuse/dependence disorders
    5. Anxiety disorders
  • Recognition of major disorders occurring in older age
    1. Depression
    2. Dementia
    3. Delirium
Neurobiological Basis of Care Practices
Standard 1 Assessment

Standard 2 Diagnosis

Standard 3 Outcomes Identification

Standard 4 Planning

Standard 5 Implementation

Standard 5B Health Teaching & Health Promotion
Standard 5E Pharmacological, Biological, & Integrative Therapies

Standard 6 Evaluation

Standard 9 Evidence Based Practice & Research
  • Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis of and relationship to observable patient behaviors and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
  • Neurobiological theories of etiology of common psychiatric health disorders
  • Genetics and psychiatric disorders
Pharmacotherapeutics and basic principles of Pharmacology
Standard 5E Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapies
Standard 5B Health Teaching

Standard 9 Evidence Based Practice & Research
  • Neurobiological basis of pharmacological and somatic treatments
  • Major psychotropic agents for identified psychiatric disorders that include:
    1. Classification
    2. Action and expected effect
    3. Side effects and toxicity
    4. Potential interactions with other medications and diet
  • Common alternative medicine approaches used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders
    1. Herbals, minerals, and vitamins
    2. Other alternative treatments
Communication Theory and Interpersonal Skills
Standard 4 Planning

Standard 5G Therapeutic Relationship and Counseling

Standard 11 Communication

Standard 12 Leadership

Standard 13 Collaboration

Standard 14 Professional Practice Evaluation
Mental Health Nursing (PMHN)
  • Therapeutic interventions for patients, families, and groups experiencing, or at risk for, psychiatric disorders
  • Therapeutic use of self with patients, families and groups experiencing, or at risk for, psychiatric disorders
    1. Appropriate affective and cognitive responses to patients
    2. Concept of professional boundaries with psychiatric patients and appropriate use of self-disclosure
    3. Communication with patients experiencing common psychiatric symptoms such as disorganized speech, hallucinations, delusions, and decreased production of speech
Clinical Decision Making
Standard 2 Diagnosis

Standard 3 Outcomes

Standard 4 Planning

Standard 5 Implement

Standard 6 Evaluation

Standard 10 Quality of Practice

Standard 12 Leadership

Standard 13 Collaboration

Standard 15 Resource Utilization

Standard 16 Environmental Health
  • Taxonomy systems commonly used in care of psychiatric disorders
    1. NANDA
    2. DSM-IVTR and ICD-10 (DSM-5 and ICD-11 updates)
    3. Omaha System
  • Evidence-based care principles for psychiatric disorders
  • Use of outcome measurements to evaluate interventions and care strategies
  • Principles of safety in various treatment settings
  • Concepts of psychiatric crisis and common intervention practices with patients experiencing psychiatric crisis
  • Violence
    1. Anger and aggression
    2. Levels and types of violence expression such as suicide, homicide, domestic violence, child and elder abuse
  • Standard care practices of common psychiatric disorders including:
    1. Psychotic disorders
    2. Mood disorders
    3. Anxiety disorders
    4. Personality disorders
    5. Substance abuse/dependence disorders
    6. Cognitive disorders
    7. Eating disorders
    8. Somatoform disorders
    9. Family and community violence
  • Use of informatics in psychiatric nursing
Patient Care Roles
 
Standard 5B Health Teaching and Health Promotion
Standard 5F Milieu Therapy
Standard 5G Therapeutic Relationship

Standard 6 Evaluation

Standard 12 Leadership

Standard 13 Collaboration
  • Principles of teaching/learning theories as they relate to patients with psychiatric disorders including psychoeducational approaches
  • Principles of clinical care manager with psychiatric patients
  • Principles of case manager with psychiatric patients
  • Principles of patient advocacy with psychiatric patients
  • Consumer advocacy groups
    1. NAMI
    2. NMHA
    3. Local resource identification groups
Health Care Settings
 
Standard 4 Planning

Standard 5 Implementation
Standard 5F Pharmacological, Biological and Integrative Therapies

Standard 10 Quality of Practice

Standard 12 Leadership

Standard 13 Collaboration

Standard 15 Resource Utilization

Standard 16 Environmental Health
  • Principles of inpatient care
  • Principles of psychiatric care in emergency department settings
  • Principles of community mental health
  • Principles of psychiatric home care
  • Relationship of acuity of care and patient needs to the setting of care
  • Evolving care settings (e.g. primary care, telecare and web-based)
Cultural, Ethnic and Spiritual Concepts
Standard 1 Assessment

Standard 4 Planning

Standard 5 Implementation

Standard 7 Ethics

Standard 8 Education

Standard 11 Communication

Standard 15 Resource Utilization
  • Diversity/Cultural humility
  • Cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs regarding mental health and illness
  • Cultural issues and spiritual beliefs as they relate to psychiatric symptom expression
  • Cultural/racial/ethnic diversity and its impact on mental health care delivery
  • Resources for culturally/linguistically sensitive PMH care
Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
Standard 1 Assessment

Standards 5B Health Teaching and Health Promotion

Standard 8 Education

Standard 14 Professional Practice Evaluation
  • Concepts of mental health promotion and illness prevention
  • Known risk factors of common psychiatric disorders
  • Screening and referral for common psychiatric disorders
  • International and national indicators on mental health (e.g. World Health Report and Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Illness)
  • Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives
  • Standardized screening and symptom rating instruments
  • IOM Report and National Patient Safety Goal
Concepts of Chronic Illness
Standard 1 Assessment
 
Standard 2 Diagnosis
 
Standard 5 Implementation
Standard 5A  Coordination of Care
Standard 5B Health Teaching and Health Promotion
Standard 5E Pharmacological Biological, and Integrative Therapies
Standard 5G Therapeutic Relationship 

Standard 6 Evaluation

Standard 8 Education

Standard 9 Evidence Based Practice and Research

Standard 10 Quality of Care

Standard 16 Environmental Health
  • Common adaptation & coping techniques used with severe persistent psychiatric disorders
  • Symptom management for serious persistent psychiatric disorders.
  • Concepts of co-morbidity
  • Symptom management for co-occurring chronic conditions
  • Concepts of relapse, relapse prevention, recovery and resilience
Ethical and legal Principles

Standard 7 Ethics

Standard 8 Education

Standard 10 Quality of Care

Standard 12 Leadership

Standard 13 Collaboration

Standard 14 Professional Practice Evaluation

Ability to assess, identify, and intervene regarding:
  • Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Patient Rights
  • Types of admissions and levels of treatment
  • Legal and Professional Standards
Vulnerable Populations
Standard 1 Assessment

Standard 2 Diagnosis

Standard 5A Coordination of Care

Standard 6 Evaluation

Standard 7 Ethics

Standard 12 Leadership

Standard 13 Collaboration
  • Principles and concepts of working with vulnerable populations
  • Access to care
  • Health disparities in mental health care and outcomes
    1. developmentally disabled
    2. elders and children
    3. special needs of diverse populations
    4. Marginalized populations i.e. homeless/jailed
Nursing Research
 
Standard 9 Evidence-Based Practice and Research

Standard 10 Quality of Practice

Standard 14 Professional Practice Evaluation
  • Research related to psychiatric mental health nursing and care delivery concepts
  • Concepts of evidence based practice

 

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