Course Descriptions

NUR 211 - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (Seven Weeks) - WR

4 Credits

NUR 211 focuses on the Basic Needs of patients with psychiatric/mental health problems using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage the issues of patients with acute and chronic psychiatric conditions in a variety of healthcare environments. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. The core competencies of Associate Degree Nursing practice expanded upon in NUR 112 are applied to this patient population.

Prerequisites: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C, BIO 144 & BIO 145 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 212 and ENG 101; corequisites: NUR 210, BIO 202 and SOC 101, unless previously taken.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. At the completion of this course, for selected patients with psychiatric-mental health problems, a student will be able to:
2. Integrate Nursing Judgment as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
3. Integrate Human Flourishing as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
4. Integrate Professional Identity as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
5. Integrate a Spirit of Inquiry as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
6. Analyze factors that influence the patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs.
7. Apply the Nursing Process to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for diverse populations, using approaches such as critical thinking, nursing knowledge and science.
8. Assess the patient’s ability to meet physiologic, safety and security, love and belonging, and self-esteem needs.
9. Formulate and prioritize selected nursing diagnoses.
10. Develop an individualized plan of care through establishment of patient outcomes and nursing interventions.
11. Implement and prioritize nursing interventions using evidence based practice.
12. Evaluate progress toward attainment of patient outcomes.
13. Identify factors that impact achievement of patient outcomes.
14. Adjust priority nursing interventions and modify the plan of care as needed.
15. Use principles of management and delegation to plan nursing care for a group of psychiatric patients.
16. Establish priorities to manage nursing care for a group of psychiatric patients.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018