NSG 121 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Credit Hours: 
4.00
Course Description: 

Introduces the second semester nursing student to the role of the nurse as a provider of care for clients with mental health disorders with emphasis on therapeutic communication techniques. Course presents the mental-health/mental-illness continuum as a framework for differentiating between healthy and unhealthy mental health behaviors. Discusses how to utilizes critical thinking skills, in a systematic, problem solving process, to provide safe and effective care to clients in the psychiatric mental health setting. Two hours of lecture and six hours of lab/clinical per week.

Prerequisites: 
BIO 233; NSG 101, 115, 117
Co-requisites: 
NSG 118 and 119 or Nursing division permission