Nursing | Mental Health Patterns - Adults
P306 | ALL | Staff
Nursing Majors - Semester VI
Requirements: Upper-division nursing Semester V courses
Psychiatric-mental health nursing, has an integrated
nursing/socio-psychological/medical approach and focuses on
restoration, maintenance, and prevention with individuals
experiencing acute and chronic mental health disorder. Nursing
process is used to integrate concepts/theories from nursing,
humanities, biological and social sciences including growth and
development, communication, stress, anxiety and coping.
1. Interpret people as holistic beings whose interactions with
the environment form the foundation for all human responses.
2. Use concepts and theories from biopsychosocial sciences,
behavioral sciences, humanities and nursing to form a
foundation for nursing practice with patients having mental
3. Demonstrate the ways health patterns are affected by
commonly occurring mental health problems.
4. Apply concepts of psychosocial growth and development as
they relate to the mental health patterns of individuals.
5. Relate concepts of stress, adaptation and coping to the
mental health patterns of individuals.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the nursing process and its use in
mental health nursing roles.
7. Examine communication approaches for applicability in
establishing and maintaining relationships with patient
systems and others.
8. Show the relevance of teaching-learning concepts for mental
health potential of patients.
9. Describe nursing activities which will facilitate maximum
mental health potential of patients.
10. Apply concepts of ethics to issues affecting the delivery of
care in mental health patterns.
11. Describe the implications of research findings for nursing
practice with patients having mental health needs.