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Crown College 2020-2021 Catalog 
Crown College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 421 - Mental Health Nursing

3 Credits

This course will introduce students to the nursing care of individuals suffering from acute and chronic mental health disorders including the overview, risk actors, treatment options, and 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 applies.

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