Focus is on the basic needs of clients and the use of the nursing process to promote wellness, prevent illness and manage responses to identified actual or potential mental health problems. Topics include those related to anxiety, rituals, dissociative patterns, somatization, psychosis, pathological suspicion, depression, mania, borderline behavior, antisocial behavior, anger, risk for violence and abuse of food/chemicals/individuals. The core components of Associate Degree Nursing Practice (Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision-Making, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, and Managing Care) are explored and applied. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours.
Prerequisites: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C, BIO 143 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 212 and ENG 101; corequisites: NUR 210, BIO 202 and SOC 101, unless previously taken.
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Fall Semester 2014
Spring Semester 2014
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