NUR 330: Mental Health Nursing (formerly NUR 230)

Course Description Builds upon and expands basic psychosocial knowledge and skills acquired in PSY 101, NUR 110 and NUR 200. Progression to more complex mental health patterns as they relate to nursing practice provides students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of human-environmental interactions and evolving mental health patterns within diverse cultures. Behavioral patterns as they appear in normative growth and developmental perspectives as well as alterations in these patterns with the resulting nursing implications are addressed. An intertwining of the nursing process and Orem's Self Care Deficit Theory forms the framework for the assessment of self care deficits and interventions necessary to meet the self care needs of psychiatric patients, their families and significant others.
Prerequisites NUR 200
Credits 5