Evidence-Based Screening, Assessment for Common Mental Health Disorders


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0.25 is pharmacology content and 0.25 psychopharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  •  Discuss the need to integrate mental health screening, assessment and early intervention into primary care, so that children/adolescents receive the timely evidence-based treatment they need.
  • Identify evidence-based mental health screening tools, assessments and brief interventions for children/adolescents seen in primary care.
  • Develop a clinical toolkit, and plan for business aspects of integrating mental health into pediatric practice (coding, billing, scheduling and office management).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Course expires: 

Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP: Professor, PMHNP Specialty Coordinator, PMHNP program,  Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
Jessica Kozlowski, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC: PNP: Palms Medical Group; Adjunct clinical faculty, South University, Alachua, Fla.



 Dr. Lusk has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 Dr. Kozlowski has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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