May 2023 Graduate Catalog 
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May 2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NSG 524 - Mental Health Nursing

This course focuses on the role of the nurse in caring for patients with alterations in mental health. Focus is placed on the nursing process framework with emphasis on assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiological and psychosocial theories, pharmacology, and current practices related to the care of the mentally ill. Interventions focus on aspects of care to include professional communication, patient and family teaching, review of community resources, and practical application in various clinical settings.  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites: NSG 520 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology , NSG 521 Fundamental Concepts and Health Assessment  and NSG 522 Clinical I . Corequisites: NSG 525 Clinical II .