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NURS 311. Mental Health Nursing

Credits: 2
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Etiology of mental illness, substance abuse and dependence. Mental health promotion, illness management, disease prevention, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
Prerequisites: NURS 303, NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 309, NURS 310 or NURS 322, NURS 317
Corequisites: NURS 312 or NURS 323
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Additional 1 hr required HESI exam

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Utilize informatics to increase knowledge and critical thinking skills related to assessment, outcomes and interventions for a variety of mental health disorders.
2. Integrate theory and research-based knowledge from the sciences, arts and humanities in understanding the role of genetics, culture, race, gender, and trauma on mental health and the prevalence of mental illness.
3. Apply knowledge of evidence-based, culture- specific therapeutic nursing interventions for individuals, families and groups with mental health needs.
4. Examine the role of nurses in the interdisciplinary provision of mental health promotion, disease prevention, illness management and psychosocial rehabilitation programs.
5. Apply therapeutic relationship knowledge to promote, maintain, or restore adaptive coping and positive growth.
6. Examine the influence of socio-political, legal and economic factors on the access and outcomes of mental health and psychiatric services.
7. Examine the role, function and boundaries of nursing practice as defined in the ANA (2000) Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice and the ANA (2001) Code of Ethics for Nurses.






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