NS 857 - Application of Psychiatric Mental Health Concepts

This second of four courses increases the learner’s development of holistic and interdisciplinary health care management strategies for diverse psychiatric-mental health populations across the lifespan. The learner will build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the introductory course(s) by caring for diverse clients across the lifespan who present a more complex psychiatric-mental health problem than seen in the previous course. The focus of this second course will be the application of knowledge and skills (e.g., patient health data analysis, the formulation of differential diagnoses) to the assessment and treatment of diverse clients across the lifespan who have psychiatric-mental health issues. Students will apply the fundamental content they have explored to developing more complex collaborative healthcare management strategies and treatment plans for diverse psychiatric-mental health clients across the lifespan that incorporate the domains of nursing practice, medical, pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. Caring and its role in safe, high-quality, evidence-based practice is threaded throughout the course.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 856 - Introduction to Psychiatric Mental Health Concepts

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Clinical Hours: 160
  • Note: Requires preceptor & clinical site approval prior to registration.

Last updated: 08/13/2020