Mental Health Nursing
Prerequisites: NUR 1519, NUR 1524, NUR 1525, BIO 2125, Co-requisites: POLSC 1113, Prerequisites for Baccalaureate to Associate Degree Nurse Accelerated Pathway (BADNAP): NUR 1519, NUR 1524, NUR 1525, Co-requisite: NUR 2535, Prerequisites for Career Ladder Pathway (CLP) are NUR 1415, BIO 2125, ENGL 1213, co-requisite: POLSC 1113
NUR 2534 is designed for the learner to build upon nursing knowledge, skills, and clinical reasoning abilities acquired in previous nursing courses while meeting the multi-dimensional needs of clients across the lifespan within complex healthcare systems. NUR 2534 focuses on safe, quality nursing care of clients with psychiatric/mental health alterations. Learners will be expected to use communication competencies, including technological and informatics competencies, while functioning with increasing effectiveness as a healthcare team member to provide client-centered care. The course is also designed to assist the learner to apply principles of teaching/learning necessary to meet the more complex needs of assigned clients. Each learner will be expected to act with an increasing level of personal accountability for compliance with professional role expectations to include the values, ethics, legalities, and standards for nursing practice. NUR 2534 includes theory, campus laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Online learning experiences are integrated components of the course.