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NUR 214 - Mental Health Nursing

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0 Clinical Hours: 6 Credits: 4

Description: This course facilitates the utilization of the nursing process to assist in meeting the needs of patients with common mental health problems. Focus is on the dynamics of human behavior ranging from normal to extreme.

Prerequisite(s): Take NUR 106 , NUR 120 , NUR 138 , NUR 148 , and NUR 165  with a minimum grade of B (80%) required.
Corequisite(s): Take NUR 212  and NUR 224 .
Course Topics:
  • Foundations of Mental Health Nursing
  • Legal Aspects
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Nursing Process
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse
  • Childhood, Adolescent, and Teenage Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Crisis Intervention

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • All textbooks previously used in the nursing curriculum
  • ATI materials for 3rd semester
  • Associate Degree in Nursing Student Handbook- current academic yesr
  • SCC Student Planner and Handbook- current academic year

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze legal and ethical considerations in caring for the mentally ill client.
  2. Identify and discuss current concerns in various age groups related to mental illness societal trends. 
  3. Discuss the differences and special considerations related to care of voluntary versus involuntary admission status clients.
  4. Discuss the implications of psychobiological concepts to the practice of mental health nursing.
  5. Demonstrate therapeutic communication and relationship development in the mental health setting. 
  6. Discuss nursing implications for various currently relevant treatment modalities and medications prescribed in the care of clients diagnosed with common mental health illnesses.

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  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

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  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
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  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals

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