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NURS 406 Clinical Management in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 264, CHE 101, NURS 404, and a PSY 100-level course. Clinical computation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the theoretical basis of psychiatric mental health illnesses including all of the major diagnostic categories that affect children and adults. Concepts related to mental health and mental illness will be examined from neurobiological, intrapsychic, interpersonal, and psychosocial theories. Evidence based practice strategies will be considered in the provision of comprehensive care to patients. The student will use the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to patients with acute and long term psychiatric conditions and will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of psychiatric and mental health settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisite

NURS 404, NURS 408