January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PN 246 - Mental Health/Geriatric Nursing


The mental health component of this course discusses the care of adults and the elderly with disorders requiring psychiatric management. Topics include therapeutic communication skills, normal and abnormal behaviors, treatment modalities, and developmental needs across the life span. The geriatric component presents the theories and concepts of aging, the physiologic and psychosocial changes and problems associated with the process, and appropriate nursing interventions. Additional content includes appropriate communication techniques, nutritional needs, legal and ethical issues, and end-of-life care. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing  and PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 247 Mental Health/Geriatric Nursing Clinical .