• LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 3 Good Health and Well Being
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

About this Course

Provides the knowledge base for evidence-based screening, assessment, health promotion, and treatment of substance-related disorders, co-occurring disorders and addictions across the lifespan. Students gain knowledge of the epidemiology and neurobiology of substance-related disorders and the comprehensive management of substance use, withdrawal, detoxification, and recovery. Advanced practice and interprofessional theories, scientific literature and evidence-based guidelines are analyzed and applied through case-based learning as a foundation for assessment and clinical decision making. Emphasis is placed on the scope and standards of practice for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in managing substance-related disorders and addictions, including ethical and legal issues, cultural competence, advocacy for socially just and responsible public policy, and the translation of science and scholarship for practice improvement. Registration restrictions may be bypassed by the department with permission of instructor.