Addictive Behaviors

Curriculum Change: The Addictive Behaviors subspecialty will no longer be offered.

Program Description

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 1
N6682 Clinical Management of the Patient with Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment 1
Total Credits 5

This page was last updated on 06/2013 and is subject to change at any time.











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