About One DNP

I earned my "terminal practice" degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in a journey of excitement and challenge. It inspired me to advocate for an all encompassing clinical credential rather than continuing the hodgepodge of nonsensical initials. I hope these entries will provide entertainment and insight into the Doctor of Nursing Practice experience, which will soon be the entry standard for all advanced practice nurses.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Study Plan

After listening through the Barkley review with a mix of triumph and dismay at my knowledge base, it is time to dig into the source material. My test date is looming and it is time to see if I know what I think I know.  Sources are primarily the ANCC review book and a couple of the well-used texts from school, which I hope will result in a super-pass. Here is my life for the next few days:

Saturday: PMHNP role, scope, regulations, and theory

Sunday: Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, behavior, and assessment of disease

Monday: Pharmacological principles and non-pharmacological treatment

Tuesday: Mood and anxiety disorders (apropos as I am getting a massage)

Wednesday: Psychotic and cognitive disorders

Thursday: Substance and personality disorders

Friday: Child/adolescent disorders and managing the dreaded yet interesting "other"

Weekend: Practice tests and reviewing the "know this cold" sections from Barkley review.

July 30th is the big day. Wish me success!

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