Mental Health Nursing

NUR420

Opportunity to learn about psychosocial health problems, providing for the development of skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care of clients exhibiting psychosocial needs. Communication skills will be applied in establishing a therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Emphasis will be placed on identifying the client's coping responses and maximizing strengths to promote adaptation. Critical thinking skills will be applied in the process of planning and providing care for clients and their support persons. Current nursing research is examined as a basis for developing evidence-based nursing interventions utilizing current methodologies. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Clinical) Prerequisite(s): NUR320 and NUR362 and SOC111.

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