Virginia Hart

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
225 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
NUCO 4310: Patient-Family Centered Care: Mental Health Nursing
Credits: 4
This course builds on acquired health assessment skills and introduces psychosocial research and theory needed to provide holistic care to clients across the lifespan. The course will explore mental health disorders and addictions experienced globally, evaluate research evidence to determine optimal interventions, master mental health nursing competencies, and learn resiliency principles needed to provide compassionate care for self and others.
GNUR 6027: Advanced Pharmacology Specialty Seminar
Credits: 1
This seminar is designed to build the knowledge and skills of the APRN student in the use of appropriate pharmacotherapy for the treatment of conditions and diseases relevant to their specialty practice using a systems-based approach. Using a case-based format, students will apply advanced pharmacologic principles and published guidelines to inform clinical therapeutic decision making and to avoid medication related adverse effects.
GNUR 7251: PMHNP Practicum I
Credits: 5
This course provides the opportunity for students to develop basic understanding and skills in psychiatric nursing interventions with patients in inpatient and community care system. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a large repertoire of advanced nursing care strategies and application of these skills to certain patient groups and the patient care environment.
GNUR 7254: PMHNP Practicum II
Credits: 5
Students will further develop and refine clinical skills of the advanced psychiatric nurse and represents the final clinical experience area of psychiatric mental health nursing in the Master's of Nursing graduate program. The purpose is to focus on specific populations such as the elderly, chronically mentally ill, rural populations, and substance abusers, and to explore nursing strategies and methods of practice specific to the population.