This course focuses on adapting the nursing process to the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. The learning experience is eclectic and holistic, and explores biological, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and sociocultural dimensions of behavior. The student builds on previously learned skills, especially the therapeutic use of self, while working with other professionals in a multidisciplinary approach within a therapeutic environment. Historical perspectives, psychiatric disorders, psychiatric nursing concepts, nursing interventions, therapies, and community roles and services are stressed. Clinical experiences are provided in a psychiatric facility.
Note: Clinical may be scheduled early mornings, afternoons or evenings and is dependent on the clinical site. Clinical sites and times will be given at the first class meeting.
Prereq: Program admission; C or better in NUR150.
Coreq: Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR).