An introduction to Mental Health Nursing emphasizing geriatrics, this course builds on previous knowledge. Emphasis includes professional role of the nurse in promotion of psychosocial integrity, therapeutic interactions, bio-psychosocial rehabilitation, therapeutic use of self and utilization of community resources. Skills are fostered in management, quality assessment and nurses as change agents. Varied value systems, self-analysis and health care team collaboration are explored. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for student participation in therapeutic activities related to theory. (AA, CSU) Prerequisite: NURS 1021 Corequisite: NURS 1032
If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor, Rhonda Brown.