Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Theory and content in the nursing care for clients with complex psychiatric disorders.
 Hours2.5 Credit, 2.5 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCourses in Nursing Semester 4.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining NURS 461
Course Outcomes

Psychiatric Nursing knowledge and application

1) Demonstrate an understanding of the common adult and child psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse disorders and appropriate nursing interventions related to each disorder.

Psychiatric pharmycodyanmics

1) Describe and analyze the appropriate use of psychotropic medications in the care of clients with psychiatric disorders.

Communication skills and strategies

1) Apply therapeutic communication skills and strategies in providing recovery oriented care to clients and their families.

Nursing role in developing a therapeutic environment

1) Identify essential principles and the nursing role in the management of the therapeutic environment.

Legal and ethical implications in mental health nursing

1) Describe legal and ethical implications that impact the nursing care of clients with mental illness.