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Customized Role Play: Strategy for Development of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Competencies

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Abstract

Purpose

To discuss the teaching/learning strategy of customized role play to enhance psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students' entry level competency.

Conclusions

Customized role play facilitates application of new content, understanding of the patient's experience, and assessment of skill deficits.

Practice Implications

New PMHNP graduates have entry level proficiency across the life span with a range of psychotherapeutic interventions.

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