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NURS304 - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Semester Credit Hour(s) 4
The course examines theoretical approaches to diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care for persons with major mental illness and personality disorders across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the nurse/client relationship, legal and ethical issues, psychopharmacology, and evidence- based treatment modalities. A comprehensive exploration of major psychiatric disorders and current treatments prepares the nurse to function as an effective member of the multidisciplinary mental health care team. Given the critical role of nurses in all areas of health care, this course will provide students with the critical skills to affect the emotional well-being of all clients regardless of the health care setting.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 301 , NURS 302  (except RN-BSN)