Nursing | Mental Health Patterns - Adults
P306 | ALL | Markley V


Nursing Majors - Semester VI
3 credits
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.

Course Objectives:

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
	health needs.
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.