Mental Health Nursing
Total 140 hours (60 Lecture/80 Clinical)
In this course, the student will explore the role of the Practical Nurse as a member of a multidisciplinary team caring for clients with mental health deviations. The course content includes concepts and application of therapeutic communication, current and evolving principles in mental health care, legal and ethical guidelines, and human development needs. Clinical focus will be directed toward a client centered communication interaction that incorporates theoretical mental health nursing principles and attainment of self-care requisites. Critical thinking continues to be used within a self-care framework of the nursing process. Clinical experiences will be in inpatient mental health settings, with observation at a substance abuse program.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition,
Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing I