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2012-2013 Catalog 
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NURS 122 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

(4,12) 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): NURS 111 - Nursing of Adults I  or NURS 130 - Nursing Transition .
Corequisite(s): BIOL 133 - Principles of Microbiology  , SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology  and a Humanities elective. Must also register for NURS C22.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing is one of two 7 ½ week module courses taught in the third semester of the four semester nursing clinical courses. Students are expected to show evidence of retention of previous learning, carrying out increasingly skillful assessment and interventions with clients with complex needs, through an inter-dependent relationship with clinical faculty and staff. It is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. The course is based on a holistic and humanistic framework, emphasizing clinical reasoning, caring and evidence based practice and best practice standards. It progresses from the study of individuals and groups experiencing high-level wellness to variations in wellness experiences. Continuing themes of lifespan perspective of growth and development, therapeutic communication and documentations, nutrition, social, cultural, racial and ethnic dimensions, pharmacotherapeutics, client advocacy, teaching, and legal and ethical standards are explored. Emphasis is placed on counseling and personal self-awareness and transformational growth. Traditional psychotherapeutic and integrative health therapies are addressed. Students have the opportunity to carry out the nursing process and develop beginning level clinical skills in individual and group counseling at a variety of mental health agencies and with a diverse group of psychiatric clients. The course includes four lecture hours (4 credit hours), twelve clinical hours and independent lab per week. An Honors Option and a Service Learning experience are available. Satisfactory clinical evaluation and a minimum theory grade of “C” (75) are required for progression in the program. See orientation manual for grading. Fall semester offering only.

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