2013-2014 Catalog

NURS 2310 Mental Health Nursing II

3.5 - 4.5 - 5.0


(2) NURS 2410 and NURS 2520

Course Description

This course examines mental health, mental illness, nurse-client relationships, and self-awareness. Through the use of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, and caring behaviors, the course promotes the path to wellness in individuals, families, and groups. It examines the role of the psychiatric nurse as a member of the mental health team and considers current issues and trends in mental health and the impact on practice. The course integrates pathophysiology, nutrition, and pharmacology and provides clinical experiences in acute or chronic health facilities and community-based experiences.