PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
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.