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2019-2020 College Catalog

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NURS 243 Concepts of Nursing III

This course introduces psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Essential concepts include cognition, mood regulation, perception, and behavioral health. Clinical and simulation experiences will supplement didactic learning to develop competencies.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

NURS 143. Pre- or corequisites: SOCI 101, and SPCH 101, SPCH 105, or SPCH 110

Corequisite

NURS 242

Hours Weekly

2 hours theory, 3 hours clinical

Course Objectives

1. Provide patient-centered care understanding the importance of and respect for a patient’s culture, preferences, and values to meet the patient’s mental health needs.

2. Utilize health education principles while implementing health promotion and risk reduction interventions to facilitate optimal patient mental health and well-being.

3. Collaborate with interprofessional team members in multiple practice environments as a patient advocate to provide safe quality mental health nursing care.

4. Communicate effectively to assess the patient’s mental health status, and to develop and manage the plan of care.

5. Demonstrate behaviors which reflect leadership and accountability by adherence to legal, ethical, and professional nursing standards when providing mental health nursing care.

6. Perform nursing interventions to optimize the patient’s health by adherence to policies, procedures, and current standards of practice for psychiatric mental health nursing.

7. Apply professional knowledge, science, and research-based evidence related to mental health to develop nursing judgments.

8. Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo and question underlying assumptions to improve the quality of mental health nursing care.

Course Objectives

1. Provide patient-centered care understanding the importance of and respect for a patient’s culture, preferences, and values to meet the patient’s mental health needs.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Clinical experience, Simulation experience

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Clincical Evaluation Tool, Simulation Evaluation Tool

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

1. Promote patient-centered care that meets the patient’s health needs while respecting their culture, preferences and values.

2. Utilize health education principles while implementing health promotion and risk reduction interventions to facilitate optimal patient mental health and well-being.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Clinical experience, Lecture/discussion

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Clinical Evaluation Tool, Exam

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

2. Apply principles of teaching and learning, health promotion and reduction of risk potential to provide health education for patients across the lifespan.

3. Collaborate with interprofessional team members in multiple practice environments as a patient advocate to provide safe quality mental health nursing care.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Lecture/active learning activities

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Exam, Clinical Evaluation Tool

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

3. Collaborate with patients and interprofessional team members in acute, long-term and community health care settings to advocate for safe quality care.

4. Communicate effectively to assess the patient’s mental health status, and to develop and manage the plan of care.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Interpersonal process recording (IPR)

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • IPR rubric

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

4. Communicate effectively to assess patient’s health status, and to develop and manage the plan of care.

5. Demonstrate behaviors which reflect leadership and accountability by adherence to legal, ethical, and professional nursing standards when providing mental health nursing care.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Clinical experience

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Clinical evaluation tool

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

5. Demonstrate leadership and accountability by utilizing legal, ethical, and professional standards to provide safe, quality nursing care.

6. Perform nursing interventions to optimize the patient’s health by adherence to policies, procedures, and current standards of practice for psychiatric mental health nursing.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Simulation experience

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Simulation evaluation tool

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

6. Perform nursing interventions based on current standards of practice, policies and procedures to optimize the patient’s health.

7. Apply professional knowledge, science, and research-based evidence related to mental health to develop nursing judgments.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Nursing care plan (NCP), lecture/discussion

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • NCP rubirc, exam

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

7. Integrate professional knowledge, science and evidence to formulate nursing judgments.

8. Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo and question underlying assumptions to improve the quality of mental health nursing care.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Evidence based practice (EBP) report

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • EBP rubric

Program Goal(s)

Degree: Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

8. Challenge traditional and existing nursing practices used to solve clinical problems by examining the evidence that underlies current practice.