NURS 231 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

NURS 231 introduces the student to concepts and principles of psychiatric/mental health nursing. The learner will be guided toward beginning competency in the nursing care of adult clients with persistent (chronic) mental illness. The student will identify common, well-defined disorders in mental health and related interventions based on the Department of Nursing program outcomes of communication, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking. Selected learning focuses on issues of the lived experience of mental illness. Students will be encouraged to relate to the individual as a bio-psychosocial being, as well as focusing on the impact of culture and spirituality in mental illness. Pre-requisites: NURS 131 - Basic Nursing Concepts II, NURS 198B -Basic Nursing Concepts Clinical II, NURS 240 - Fundamentals of Nutrition, PSYC 250 - Developmental Psychology, and BIOL 220 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Co-requisite: NURS 298A - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical. Summer.