Course Descriptions

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

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.

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.

Learning Attributes: WR

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Utilize professional communication with members of the interprofessional team.
2.Analyze data that influence patients’ ability to meet Basic Needs for selected patients with psychiatric-mental health problems.
3.Adapt therapeutic communication techniques to meet the needs of patients and families for selected patients with psychiatric-mental health problems.
4.Apply the Nursing Process using evidence-based practice with clinical reasoning for selected patients with psychiatric-mental health problems.
5.Manage nursing care utilizing principles of prioritization for a psychiatric patient.
6.Evaluate data to determine if assistance is required to meet safety needs for selected patients with psychiatric-mental health problems.
7.Demonstrate accountable behaviors consistent with professional nursing practice.
8.Relate ethical behaviors to the principles of the ANA Code of Ethics.
9.Discuss evidence-based practice resources for patients with psychiatric-mental health problems.
10.Apply current evidence-based standards of professional nursing care for patients with psychiatric-mental health problems.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019