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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 2213 - Mental Health Nursing


CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 2
Course Description: Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. (2-0-0) End-of-Course Outcomes: Explain the roles of the professional nurse in caring for patients and families experiencing mental health problems; use therapeutic communication; utilizes critical thinking skills and a systematic problem-solving process for providing care to patients and families experiencing mental health problems.
1. Utilize critical thinking to determine the health status and needs of psychiatric patients and their families.
2. Differentiate appropriate patterns and modes of therapeutic communication for patients with various psychiatric health problems.
3. Correlate current literature and implications of research findings to improve psychiatric patient care based on evidence based practice.
4. Explain the importance of collaboration with the health care team utilizing therapeutic interventions to provide patient centered care.
5. Delineate the role of the nurse in providing accountable and responsible quality nursing care as a patient advocate.
6. Design a collaborative patient-centered plan of care to manage the health status and needs of psychiatric patients and their families. 1,2,3,4,5,6

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

Faculty Consent: N