The Addictive Behaviors Sub-Specialty is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide specialized care to persons with an addiction. Coursework will provide a foundation for the understanding of addiction utilizing a variety of theories of causation. Students will develop skills working with addicted patients and families in their advanced practice settings.
Students completing this sub-specialty will:
* Critically analyze issues surrounding addiction
* Obtain clinical expertise in assessing and treating addicted patients and families
* Evaluate treatment approaches in relation to the patient and family with an addiction
* Utilize the therapeutic relationship to address issues related to patterns of abuse and addiction
* Examine the relevance of co-dependency to health care providers
* Generate researchable problems related to addiction
The Program Director for the Addictive Behaviors Nurse Practitioner sub-specialty is Penelope Buschman, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|N6680||Introduction to Addictive Behaviors: Theories of Causation||3|
|N6681||Contemporary Issues and Trends in Addiction||3|
|N6682||Clinical Management of the Patient with Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment||1-3|
|Total Credits||7 - 9|
This page was last updated on 04/27/2009 and is subject to change at any time.