| Mental Health Nursing
P353 | ALL | Staff
Nursing Majors - Semester VI
Requirements: Upper-division semester V courses
Application of nursing process with adult patients experiencing
acute and chronic mental health problems in structured
psychiatric/mental health settings. Primary focus is restoration
and maintenance with attention to the need for prevention and the
advocacy role of professionals.
By the end of this course, the student will:
1. Respond to patients as holistic beings whose behavior is
influenced by the environment.
2. Apply concepts and theories from biopsychosocial sciences,
behavioral sciences, humanities and nursing to form a
foundation for nursing practice with patients.
3. Employ concepts of stress, coping and psychosocial growth
and development in providing care to patients with mental
4. Utilize nursing process to diagnose and treat human
responses of individuals and groups to facilitate maximum
mental health potential.
5. Utilize therapeutic communication approaches in establishing
and maintaining relationships with patients and others.
6. Use teaching-learning concepts with patients systems which
facilitate maximum mental health potential.
7. Implement nursing activities within structured settings
which facilitate maximum mental health potential.
8. Utilize the nursing process with patients having mental
health needs in roles of teacher-counselor, patient-
advocate, care provider and collaborator.
9. Practice professional and ethical behavior in interactions
with patients, peers and others in mental health settings.
10. Demonstrate leadership behaviors which facilitate desired
outcomes for self and others.
11. Review research findings relevant to mental health nursing
needs in structured settings.
12. Demonstrate responsibility/accountability for professional
nursing practice in structured mental health settings.