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    Crown College
  Nov 21, 2017
Crown College 2017-2018 Catalog

NUR 420 - Mental Health Nursing

4 Credits

This course will introduce students to the nursing care of individuals suffering from acute and chronic mental health disorders including the overview, risk factors, treatment options, and the impact on society. Diagnoses to be discussed range from depression, anxiety, mania, psychosis, schizophrenia, dementia, and disorders of behavior, personality, mood, cognition and development, to issues related to addictions, eating disorders, gender identity, suicide and substance abuse. Spiritual concerns in mental health will also be addressed. Clinical experiences will emphasize the use of therapeutic communication, mental health assessment, and interpersonal relationship skills including pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions in a variety of mental health clinical settings. Clinical Fee.

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Department, NUR 301 NUR 309 , NUR 312X , NUR 315 , NUR 320 , NUR 415  and NUR 440X .