Knowledge from the biological, social, and nursing sciences is applied to display effective use of the nursing process when providing evidence-based nursing care to healthcare consumers exhibiting psychosocial health problems. Appropriate modes of communication are put into practice to establish a therapeutic nurse-client relationship and interaction with the healthcare team. Coursework includes constructing health teaching plans to help consumers to identify their coping responses and maximize their strengths to deal with everyday life. A comparison of Web-based resources provides appropriate evidence-based nursing information to guide nursing care and to support consumers with psychosocial needs. Professional behaviors are enhanced and displayed when working with consumers and the interprofessional healthcare team. 45 hours of clinical scheduled for this course.
3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Clinical