Mental Health - Psychiatric Nursing - 3.5
This Level 2 course provides an introduction to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, using the nursing process as the framework to promote psychosocial integrity within the context of the health illness continuum across the life span. Emphasis is on therapeutic interactions and communications, bio-psychosocial rehabilitation and therapeutic use of self. Correlated clinical experiences will provide opportunities for students to participate in therapeutic activities in a variety of mental health settings. The roles of Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member of the Profession are integrated in both the theory and the clinical components. Prerequisite: Appropriate standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or evaluation of skills and knowledge by the Program Director. Recommended: None. Hours: 36 lect, 81 lab. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and Private Colleges.