Mental Health Nursing


Study of psychosocial health problems, providing for the development of skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care of clients who exhibit psychosocial needs. Communication skills are applied in establishing a therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Emphasis on identifying the client's coping responses and maximizing strengths to promote adaptation. Critical thinking skills are applied in the process of planning and providing care for clients and their support persons. Nursing research is examined as a basis for developing evidence-based nursing interventions utilizing current methodologies. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): NUR303 and NUR352 and NUR380. Corequisite(s): NUR327. Fall Only.