Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (N416)
(08/14/2017-10/06/2017)

PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Course Description Credits Course Type Code
N310 Foundations of Nursing Practice Credits: 4 Crs Type: N
N311 Concepts & Practice of Adult Health Deviations Credits: 4 Crs Type: N
N312 Nursing Care of Infants & Children Credits: 4 Crs Type: N
N314 Maternal-Newborn Nursing Credits: 4 Crs Type: N
N317 Adult Health Deviations Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
N319 Pathopharmacology II Credits: 4 Crs Type: N
N326 Nursing Research Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
N332 Cultural/Spiritual Aspects PT Care Credits: 2 Crs Type: R
N401 Nrsg Care of Adult w/Cmplx Hlth Dev Credits: 8 Crs Type: R

Course Memo

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing provides an overview of the leading mental illnesses, current treatment, and the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse in the interdisciplinary mental health care team. Use of therapeutic communication, nursing process, milieu therapy and knowledge of psychopharmacology are emphasized. Evidence based practice provides the focus for the care of individuals, families and groups in acute care inpatient and partial hospitalization, and community mental health settings. Legal and ethical issues associated with psychiatric mental health nursing are discussed. Preventive and psychoeducational interventions with patients and families are also explored. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of all junior level and first semester senior year courses, or permission of the Dean.)

Course Section Description

This course meets the first 8 weeks of the term.