2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 234 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing


Description: Concepts of nursing care for clients throughout the life span with maladaptive psychosocial and physiological responses related to mental disorders. Uses nursing process format and integrates complex communication techniques, learning/teaching, psychosocial, diversity/cultural, spiritual, nutritional, pharmacological, legal and ethical aspects. Clinical practicum occurs in well-defined settings.

Prerequisites: NSG 132

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Psychiatric/mental health nursing standards of care
  2. Psychosocial and mental status assessment
  3. Nurse-client relationship
  4. Therapeutic use of self
  5. Complex therapeutic communication techniques
  6. Nursing care of clients with selected psychiatric/mental health needs and problems
  7. Specialized interventions for clients with psychiatric/mental health needs and problems
  8. Legal/ethical aspects related to clients with psychiatric/mental health needs and problems

Learning Outcomes:
Apply current psychiatric standards of care, including clinical competence, critical thinking, caring, diversity/culture, effective communication, accountability, and collaborating with the health care team. (1-6)
Name components of the mental status assessment and perform a mental status assessment on a client with a psychiatric disorder. (2,3a,3b)
Identify the role of a psychiatric nurse and care for selected psychiatric/mental health clients, addressing special needs and problems in a variety of psychiatric settings. (2,3a,3b,4)
Identify the role of a psychiatric nurse and care for selected psychiatric/mental health clients, addressing special needs and problems in a variety of psychiatric settings. (3a, 3b, 4-6)
Employ specialized interventions for clients with psychiatric/mental health needs and problems in a variety of psychiatric settings. (3a, 3b, 5,6)
Practice according to applicable legal/ethical concepts in psychiatric nursing. (3a,3b, 5,6)