Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) learners use the PMHNP Clinical Immersion Experiences enterprise (PMHNP AI) and their Meta Quest VR headset to practice and demonstrate the application of advanced knowledge and clinical skills competencies “anytime, anywhere”. No travel is required, availability of practice is nearly unlimited, analytics of learning outcomes provide insight for every aspect of clinical skills, learner performance, and learner and class skills gaps. The immersive learning enterprise provides unlimited access to practice, a diversity of virtual patient case scenarios, immediate feedback regarding learning outcomes that allow PMHNP learners to acquire skills faster, with greater accuracy, and retain learned skills longer when compared to traditional instruction. Clinic Immersives PMHNP Clinical Immersion Experiences provide PMHNP learners that are studying online with an affordable, effective supplement to optimize Clinical Immersion Experiences on campus or at placements. The learning enterprise encompasses a Cloud-based delivery system for management of the application deployment, licensing and usage, tracking of Oculus Quest hardware, learner and class management, learning outcomes analytics, and supplemental resources.
While the Clinic Immersives PMHNP Clinical Immersion Experiences has been designed and optimized for use with the Meta Quest Virtual Reality (VR) Headset, Web versions of the experiences are provided for those learners that are unable to use VR. The use of artificial intelligence, video, audio, and text is standardized throughout the enterprise.
The PMHNP AI clinical immersion experiences are organized into three primary content types:
Disorders and Therapy - clinical immersive experiences focus on the identification of psychiatric mental health disorders across the lifespan and major psychotherapeutic theories, methods, and select treatment modalities for use in psychotherapy with individuals, groups, and families. The emphasis is on comprehensive mental health assessments with reference and application of the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM 5) to formulate differential diagnosis and correlate treatment planning with diagnosis for age appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments.
Adult/Geriatric - clinical immersive experiences focus on the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners’ (PMHNP) clinical role in assessing, diagnosing, managing, and treating mental health disorders. The emphasis is on prescribing psychotropic medications, therapy, and providing emergency psychiatric services to patients with organic brain, substance abuse, and complex co-occurring disease processes for adult/geriatric clients.
Pediatric/Adolescent - clinical immersive experiences focus on the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners’ (PMHNP) clinical role in assessing, diagnosing, managing, and treating mental health disorders. The emphasis is on prescribing psychotropic medications, therapy, and providing emergency psychiatric services for pediatric/adolescent clients.
- Domestic violence
- Perinatal Mood DO
- Side Effects
- Substance Abuse
- Suicidal Ideation
Each case is a single learner scenario immersive experience where the learner performs as a PMHNP in a clinical setting; interviewing, diagnosing, and treatment planning for a virtual patient.
The conversations with virtual patients that are controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) who show signs of a variety of issues the learner must identify and resolve. The virtual patients (AI) respond emotionally like actual humans and each experience is unique and adapted based on learner behavior.
Types of Practice
Clinic Immersives PMHNP Clinical Immersion Experiences curriculum has a lifespan approach, addressing evidence-based treatment in the form of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic techniques in a variety of settings in such areas as:
- Primary care
- Community mental health
- Outpatient psychiatry
- Acute and long-term inpatient psychiatry
- Psychiatric consultation-liaison services Correctional facilities and programs
- School-based clinics
- Substance use medication-assisted treatment programs
AI-driven Virtual Patients: Utilizes advanced artificial intelligence to create realistic, interactive virtual patients for PMHNP immersive clinical training scenarios. Incorporates Google Cloud AI's Dialogflow platform to ensure precise, reliable, and clinically accurate patient interactions.
Comprehensive Curriculum Coverage: Addresses a wide range of mental health conditions and treatment approaches, aligned with PMHNP educational standards.
Real-time Feedback and Analytics: Provides immediate feedback and detailed analytics on student performance, helping educators monitor progress and identify learning gaps.
Highly Interactive Scenarios: Offers diverse and complex clinical scenarios that enhance critical thinking, diagnostic skills, and decision-making abilities. Provides PMHNP learners with a diversity of cases and settings that could never be achieved in traditional face-to-face delivery, requiring PMHNP learners to demonstrate competencies such as using sensemaking, reflection, empathy, and self-regulation to maintain professionalism, as well as process competencies such as using technology, supervision, and consultation to guide professional behavior.
Supports PMHNP-PASS Exam Preparation: Prepares students for the PMHNP board certification exam with curriculum-aligned content and practice scenarios.
PMHNP Faculty-SME Vetted Content: Ensures clinical accuracy and relevancy with all content and scenarios vetted by PMHNP faculty Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
VR and Web-Based Options: Offers flexibility with both virtual reality and web-based versions to accommodate different learning environments and preferences.
Cost-Effective Online Learning Solution: The enterprise is optimized for use in online delivery programs, provides budget-friendly access to practice and demonstrate the application of advanced knowledge and clinical skills competencies “anytime, anywhere”. No travel is required, availability of practice is nearly unlimited, making it convenient for both students and faculty. Learner sessions can be completed anytime, anywhere, giving the learner choice and control over their education that improves student satisfaction and persistence. The solution empowers a PMHNP program to rapidly and cost effectively meet capacity and drive behavioral change to ensure learners get the practice they need and have a convenient, immersive, and effective method of demonstrating competencies.
Seamless Integration with Academic Programs: Easily integrates into existing PMHNP curricula,complementing classroom learning and traditional clinical experiences. Standardization of Clinical Training: Ensures consistency in the quality and delivery of clinical training across different student cohorts.
Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Content: Features culturally diverse patient scenarios, promoting cultural competence and sensitivity in future nurse practitioners.
Safe and Risk-Free Environment: Provides a safe space for students to practice and make mistakes without risking patient safety.
Professional Development Opportunities: Continuing education units (CEUs) for faculty and practitioners are available from MindLum.
PMHNP AI is a versatile multipurpose evaluative tool that can be utilized to assess health care professionals in a clinical setting. It assesses competency, based on objective testing through direct observation. It is precise, objective, and reproducible allowing uniform testing of learners for a wide range of clinical skills.
Learners are expected to perform a variety of clinical tasks against criteria formulated to the clinical skill, thus demonstrating competency of skills and/or attitudes. PMHNP AI evaluates those areas most critical to performance of PMHNP professionals, such as the ability to obtain/interpret data, problem-solve, communicate, and handle unpredictable patient behavior, which are otherwise impossible to present in the traditional clinical examination (where any attempt to evaluate these critical areas are assessing theory rather than simulating practical performance).
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