Jun 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

NRSG-220 Care of Mental/Behavioral Health Patient

Credits 4 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076 or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT; Successful completion of NRSG-120, NRSG-121, NRSG-130 and PSYC-281, all with a 2.0 or higher grade. Co-requisite: Student must enroll in one section of NRSG-220C . Note: Clinical days may be altered to accommodate orientation, simulation, or other special events. Students must provide student uniform and stethoscope.
This course explores the wellness-illness continuum as it relates to mental and behavioral health. Emphasis will be placed on care of the patient with mental and behavioral health alterations therapeutic approaches to care and use of the nursing process in restoring mental and behavioral health. The clinical component of the course will take place in acute and community mental and behavioral health facilities.

Course Outcomes
1. Use the nursing process to organize aspects of care for the mental and behavioral health patient at varying levels of wellness and illness (including health promotion and disease prevention strategies 2. Apply the concepts and principles of nursing, and the natural and applied sciences to provide safe care to the mental and behavioral health patient, in a variety of setting 3. Demonstrate, through practice, the role of the nursing in caring for the mental and behavioral health patient practice within the legal and ethical parameters, demonstrate accountability for own practice and those responsibilities delegated to others, and display self-direction in identifying own learning needs and pursue education to meet them 4.Communicate effectively with other individuals (team members, other care providers, patients, families, etc.) to provide comprehensive aspects of mental and behavioral health patient care, reflecting evidence-based practice, national patient safety initiatives (QSEN), and current best practices 5. Develop relationships that place the mental and behavioral health patient at the center of care, by demonstrating caring and effective communication, therapeutic relationships with patients, families and communities and professional relationships with members of the health care team 6. Function effectively within the mental and behavioral health patient care team and interprofessional teams, foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve safe and quality patient-centered care.