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

NSG 144 - Mental Health Nursing Theory I


Description: Introduction to the concepts of psychosocial nursing care for clients throughout the life span. Emphasis on the use of the nursing process to assess and integrate therapeutic communication techniques, learning/teaching, psychosocial, diversity/cultural, spiritual, nutritional, pharmacological, legal and ethical aspects. Introduction to adaptive and maladaptive, psychosocial and physiological responses related to commonly occurring psychological disorders as seen in the various healthcare settings. Integration QSEN competencies of  patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics.

Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program

Corequisite: NSG 140 , NSG 142 , NSG 143 , and NSG 145  

Credits: 1
Lecture: 1
Lab: 0

Course Content:

  1. Principles of nursing care related to psychiatric/mental health nursing standards of care
  2. Principles of nursing care related to psychosocial and mental status assessment
  3. Principles of nursing care related to cultural  awareness and cultural influences on  health care
  4. Principles of nursing care related to development of the nurse client relationship
  5. Principles of nursing care related to adaptation to stress / coping
  6. Principles of nursing care related to self-concept / spirituality / sexuality
  7. Principles of nursing care related to developmental theories / transitions
  8. Principles of nursing care related to end of life care / grief and loss
  9. Principles of nursing care related to legal/ethical aspects related to clients with psychiatric/mental health needs
  10. Principles of nursing care related to crisis intervention / suicide
  11. Principles of nursing care related to therapeutic environment / milieu management /behavioral management
  12. Principles of nursing care related to care of clients with selected mental health needs

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Patient-centered care - Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values and needs. (1-13)
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and sharing decision making to achieve quality patient care. (1-13)
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. (1-13)
  4. Quality Improvement - Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. (1-13)
  5. Safety - Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (1-13)
  6. Informatics - Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making. (1-13)                               

Required Assessment:
1. NCLEX RN Exam