January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NA 260 - Mental Health for the RN

This course focuses on the continued application of the nursing process, critical thinking, and caring therapeutic interventions in acute, chronic, and community-based psychiatric-mental health settings. Basic mental health concepts and issues examined include cultural beliefs and ethnic diversity of the client and nurse as well as legal and ethical issues; therapeutic nurse-client relationship; self-awareness; neurobiopsychosocial theories; therapies and factors affecting health and wellness of clients with common psychiatricmental health needs; and disorders across the life span, i.e., anxiety, mood, thought, cognitive, personality, and eating disorders. Emphasis is placed on client advocacy and collaboration with members of the mental healthcare team. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 261 Mental Health for the RN Clinical .