NSG4059_P: Caring for Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Problems - Practice

Area of Study
Credits 4.0
This course is designed to provide the student with clinical application of theoretical content from NSG4058. Clinical practice takes place in both in-patient psychiatric facilities and outpatient community settings utilizing the nursing process as well as critical thinking in caring for individuals experiencing specific psychiatric disorders. Group dynamics, treatment modalities, and strategies for prevention of mental illness are practiced. 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. The student must receive a satisfactory clinical evaluation in order to receive a passing grade for this course.