Mental Health Nursing RNSG 20053 Credits
(Pre-requisite: RNSG 1005, RNSG 1018, RNSG 1020, RNSG 1030) (Co-requisite: RNSG 2000) This course focuses on the care of clients experiencing mental disorders. Emphasis is placed on management of clients facing emotional and psychological stressors, as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families. Concepts of crisis intervention, therapeutic communication, and coping skills are integrated throughout the course. The community as a site for care and support services is addressed. The role of the nurse as a provider will include: client-centered care; teamwork and collaboration; evidence-based practice; quality improvement; safety; informatics; professionalism; and leadership. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care to clients experiencing mental disorders.
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