Mental and Behavioral Health
This course focuses on the psychological well-being of patients across the lifespan through classroom and clinical experiences. It includes the promotion and support of the patient’s adaptive responses utilizing a therapeutic relationship. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process through the use of therapeutic communication.
Course Student Learning Outcome’s (SLOs):
- Articulate the nursing process to provide and document safe, quality, patient-centered care for patients with mental/behavioral health problems.
- Demonstrate the nursing role in therapeutic communication and group therapy of the patient with mental/behavioral health disorders.
- Utilize appropriate communication skills in interactions with the nursing and interdisciplinary health care team.
- Practice professional behaviors within legal and ethical standards to advocate for patients with mental/behavior health problems.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Semester 1 courses; N321, N322 completed, or taken concurrently.