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NURĀ 385. Nursing of the Psychiatric Mental Health Client. 3 Hours.

Content in NUR 385 will emphasize communication and therapeutic nursing interventions for clients adapting to internal and external environmental variables affecting mental health and psychopathology. The course focuses on the use of critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimum mental health of individuals and families. Emphasis is placed on the independent and collaborative roles of nursing in identifying risk factors for mental disorders, assessing mental health status, and designing and implementing psychobiological and psychosocial interventions associated with expected therapeutic outcomes.
Prerequisites: NUR 355 [Min Grade: C] and NUR 356L [Min Grade: P] and NUR 345L [Min Grade: C] and (NUR 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 346 [Min Grade: C] or BY 216 [Min Grade: C]) and NUR 370 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)