NSG-121: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurs
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
8 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

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.

BIO-234, NSG-101, NSG-115, NSG-117 with a minimum grade of C
NSG-118, NSG-119 or Nursing department permission.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Exam
Skilled Demonstration
Other Exam Details

Mental Health/Psychiatric HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform a psychiatric simulation demonstration.

Skilled Demonstration Details

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.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.