Course Abstract Details

XNURS-214, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Credits: 4

Course Description

NURS-214, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, introduces the study of adult, child, and adolescent client systems experiencing acute and chronic alterations in mental health. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of client systems in lecture, in the campus laboratories, and in acute and community settings. Prerequisite: NURS-212 and NURS-217 Corequisites: NURS-213 and NURS-221. Thirty five and one half hours of lecture, five hours of laboratory and sixty nine hours of clinical experience each semester. Four credits. Four billable hours. Offered Spring semester only. Additional $100 fee required. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate in the clinical setting, in individual and group conferences, in written communications, and on written examinations knowledge of the concepts of psychiatric/mental health. The student will:

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model, for client systems experiencing alterations in mental health. (TSLO RN1)

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the client system with alterations in mental health, experiencing stressors from the internal and external environment, as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice. (TSLO RN2; GE3)

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidences-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist client systems experiencing alterations in mental health to attain, maintain and retain stability with assistance. (TSLO RN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care. (TSLO RN4; GE3; GE5)

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the client system experiencing alterations in mental health and members of the health care team during primary, secondary and tertiary prevention with assistance. (TSLO RN5; GE1)

6. Provide client teaching for client systems experiencing alterations in mental health to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense with assistance. (TSLO RN6; GE5)

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for client systems experiencing alterations in mental health who are retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO RN7; GE7)

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values in helping the client system deal with mental health stressors affecting physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO RN8; GE6; GE7)

9. Demonstrate accountability for decision-making related to nursing by internalizing professional workforce behaviors. (TSLO RN9; GE7)

10. Demonstrate commitment to continued learning by self-directed learning, professional growth, and professional organization membership for psychiatric/mental health registered nurses. (TSLO RN10; GE7)

11. Delegate care of the client system to appropriately prepared members of the health care team in acute and community mental health settings. (TSLO RN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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