May 30, 2024  
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RNSG 2161 - Clinical - Mental Health


CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 1
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. The student applies the principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. The student utilizes informatics, therapeutic communication, clinical judgment and best current evidence to create a therapeutic milieu to provide appropriate patient-centered care in a variety of health care settings. (0-0-3) End-of-Course Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.
1. Utilize critical thinking and clinical judgment to provide nursing care for psychiatric patients in a variety of health care settings.
2. Demonstrate appropriate therapeutic communication skills for a diverse group of patients with various psychiatric health problems in a variety of health care settings.
3. Apply current evidence-based findings to improve psychiatric patient-centered care.
4. Collaborates with patients/families/interdisciplinary health care team for the planning, delivery and evaluation of care in the psychiatric patient in a variety health care settings.
5. As a patient advocate, assume accountability and responsibility in the delivery of nursing care for psychiatric patients and their families. 1,2,4,5,6

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of previous term courses. 

Faculty Consent: N