NSG4058: Caring for Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Problems

Area of Study
Credits 3.0
This course provides the essential theoretical content for the performance of the professional mental health/psychiatric nurse. The conceptual framework of mental health/mental disorders is integrated in caring for culturally diverse individuals, families, and groups throughout the health-illness continuum. Students are introduced to psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, and contemporary issues that affect persons with mental health/psychiatric problems. Components of Professionalism (competency, legal, ethical, political and economic issues) and Critical Thinking are incorporated throughout this course to enable students to integrate theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic communication.