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NURS 312. Mental Health (Clinical)

Credits: 3
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Clinical experiences with individuals, families and groups in hospital and community-based settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 309, NURS 317, and NURS 310 or NURS 322
Corequisites: NURS 311 or NURS 323
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Students rotate among settings with clinical hours including evenings and Saturdays.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Integrate concepts and principles from the arts, sciences, humanities with nursing theory to provide holistic, culturally sensitive nursing care for clients with mental, emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems.
2. Apply clinical reasoning skills in designing, implementing and revising evidence-based nursing care for clients.
3. Use communication skills effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team, the client and family in coordinating mental health care needs across multiple settings.
4. Apply therapeutic relationships with clients to improve, maintain or restore adaptive coping, health, and well-being.
5. Collaboratively practice with mental health and nursing professionals to promote awareness of mental health and nursing issues through political activism and community education.
6. Utilize the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice as standards for providing holistic nursing care for clients.

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