NURS2466 - Mental Health Nursing

Credits
2 (2/0/0)
Description
This course focuses on the concepts and theories of mental health, mental illness and psycho-pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on relationship-centered care, teamwork, quality and safety for diverse patient populations with psychiatric disorders.
Prerequisites
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support
  • Current, clear Minnesota Department of Health criminal background check
  • Current, clear national background check
  • Experience as a nursing assistant as guided by the generic ADN application packet if generic student OR LPN if advanced standing student
  • NURS2437
  • Up-to-date immunizations and health form
Competencies
  1. Analyze concepts of mental health nursing to include the foundation of practice, pharmacological theory and psychosocial nursing tools.
  2. Compare care for diverse community populations integrating the concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, safety and evidence-based nursing practice.
  3. Differentiate nursing care for diverse patients with anxiety and mood disorders, integrating the concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, safety and evidence-based nursing practice.
  4. Diffetentiate nursing care for diverse patients with psycho-biological disorders integrating the concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacy, safety and evidence-based nursing practice.
  5. Differentiate nursing care for diverse patients with thought process disorders, integrating the concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, safety and evidence-based nursing practice.
  6. Differentiate nursing care for diverse patients with psychological trauma, integrating the concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, safety and evidence-based nursing practice.
Degrees that use this course

Associate Degree Nursing

Associate of Science (AS)

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing Bridge

Associate of Science (AS)