Introduces the second semester nursing student to the role of the nurse as a provider of care for clients with mental health disorders with emphasis on therapeutic communication techniques. Course presents the mental-health/mental-illness continuum as a framework for differentiating between healthy and unhealthy mental health behaviors. Discusses how to utilizes critical thinking skills, in a systematic, problem solving process, to provide safe and effective care to clients in the psychiatric mental health setting. This course includes supervised clinical agency/laboratory practicums. Course comprised of two hours of lecture and six hours of lab/clinical per week.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Mental Health/Psychiatric HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform a psychiatric simulation demonstration.
Psychiatric Simulation demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in The School of Health and Human Services office. Student must pass the graded rubric with an 80% or higher with the maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also take an exam.