Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric/Mental Health Disorders (3) Emphasis on care of adults with emotional or dysfunctional mental health patterns.
NURS 214W Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric/Mental Health Disorders (3)
NURS 214W focuses on applying the principles and concepts of nursing in the care of adults with emotional and dysfunctional mental health patterns. Students will explore the social, cultural and legal issues that influence the care of the mentally ill. Emphasis is placed on exploring acute and chronic mental health disorders and interventions that apply use of therapeutic relationships and selected interventions for mental health crisis. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to meet the following course objectives: evaluate the wellness-illness status of the individual, family, and groups within the community, in relationship to life-span development, complex medical-surgical and mental health needs, communications, relationships, adaptation and diversity in relation to psychiatric nursing; modify physical, personal, social and group factors that contribute to safe, therapeutic care for select clients, families, and groups within the community in relation to psychiatric nursing; support optimal levels of wellness of individuals, families, and groups within the community in relation to psychiatric nursing; integrate concepts related to the role of the associate degree nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing; relate interpreted research findings in relation to psychiatric nursing practice situations; value the nursing process as a means of providing a comprehensive plan of care for select clients, families, and groups within the community in relation to psychiatric nursing. Teaching strategies include lecture, discussion and laboratory simulations and clinical experiences. The course is limited to 2NURS majors, is taught one time per academic year and has clinical sections of 8-10 students.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: NURS 211, NURS 212, PSYCH 100
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.