NUR 375 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
3.5 credits ( 2 didactic hours / 1.5 clinical hours )
- Nur 370 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology Nur 362 Health Assessment Nur 372 Therapeutic Interventions I Nur 373 Nursing Science Nur 376 Therapeutic Interventions II Nur 301 or Nur 405 Research course
- The course provides nurses with a basic understanding of psychiatric and mental health nursing principles in a variety of clinical settings. Students are introduced to current research, theory, and biological foundations of mental disease and mental illness. The course content incorporates the American Nurses Association Standards for Practice, current treatment modalities, and legal implications of caring for mentally ill clients. Throughout the course, the role of the psychiatric nurse is examined as the nursing process is applied to the care of patients with psychiatric-mental health needs. Clinical experiences are coordinated in a variety of settings and offer students the opportunity to engage with clients and to interact with interdisciplinary teams in providing care.