NURS 461

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

College of Nursing

Course Description

Theory and content in the nursing care for clients with complex psychiatric disorders.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

2.5

Fixed

2.5

Fixed

2.5

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Courses in Nursing Semester 4.

Title

Psychiatric Nursing Practice

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate an understanding of common psychiatric disorders across the lifespan that impact individuals and populations and best practice nursing interventions and clinical judgement, including psychotropic medication use.

Title

Communication and Collaboration Skills

Learning Outcome

Explain and practice therapeutic communication skills and strategies with individuals, groups, and health care teams, while providing recovery-oriented care to clients and families.

Title

Nursing Role in the Environment

Learning Outcome

Identify and analyze essential safety, health care system resources, and the nursing role in providing and managing therapeutic environments while advocating for high-quality patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals.

Title

Legal and ethical implications in mental health nursing

Learning Outcome

Examine legal, healthcare policies, gospel principles, and ethical implications that impact the professional care of clients and diverse populations who struggle with mental illness.