May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 309 - Mental Health Nursing

This course addresses mental health issues within a holistic nursing context, emphasizing adaptive and maladaptive behaviors. The clinical experiences are focused on the application of theoretical principles and the development of responsibility and accountability for providing safe, effective mental health nursing care to individuals, families, and groups. The student will learn how to therapeutically use self to develop nurse-patient relationships to stabilize and promote recovery. Concepts relevant to mental health and psychiatric nursing practice will be emphasized. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: NU 209 Health Assessment | NU 209L Health Assessment Lab NU 211 Introduction to Clinical Nursing , and NU 220 Pharmacology . Corequisite: None.