As nurse practitioners strive to achieve full-autonomous practice across the country, it should be noted that many states grant this ability to practice independently to psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. To that end, you will be engaging in projects this semester that assume that you are practicing in a state that allows full-practice authority for NPs, meaning that the PMHNP may be the “captain of the ship” concerning caring for a patient population. The “captain of the ship” is the one who makes referrals to specialists, coordinates care for their patients/clients, and is responsible and accountable for patient/client outcomes overall. This is a decided change from a few decades ago when physicians were the “captain of the ship” and NPs played a peripheral role.
In this Assignment, you will become the “captain of the ship” as you provide treatment recommendations and identify medical management, community support resources, and follow-up plans for a client with a depression disorder.
To prepare for this Assignment:
In 3–4 pages, write a treatment plan for your client in which you do the following:
Submit your Assignment.
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
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Week 2 Assignment 1 Rubric
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Submit your Week 2 Assignment 1 draft and review the originality report.
To submit your Assignment:
Week 2 Assignment 1