RNSG 2022: Mental Health Nursing

Credits 5

This course will provide the student with an opportunity to provide patient-centered care by exploring and applying the conceptual basis for professional nursing with clients in the mental health field. With a focus on psychiatric nursing services to individuals, within the context of their families, with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, health patterns, evidence-based practice, safety, ethics, and role development, supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing evidence-based practice from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities and the nursing process. This course will explore pharmacology, cultural diversity, nutrition and the legal and ethical aspects of mental health nursing.