NSG 326 : Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

This course is designed to refine students' communication skills and therapeutic use of self for application with clients who are experiencing behavioral difficulties in living. Theory and practice in psychiatric-mental health nursing is directed toward the development of skill and comfort in intervening with these clients. Theory consists of content related to emotional/mental disorders with the expectation that the student applies this knowledge in the practicum. The course examines clients across the life span, with emphasis on the adult, and from various socio/cultural backgrounds. Primary focus is on the nurse/client individual relationship. Students collaborate with other health care providers, and accountability and clinical judgment are emphasized.

Prerequisites

Sophomore nursing sequence, NSG 212, and PSY 202 (or PSY 208).

Corequisites

NSG 326L

Overview

Program

Credits

4