May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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BNURSE 365 - Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Credits: 1
Focuses on the professional role of the nurse in psychiatric/mental health nursing, utilizing clinical judgment, application of theories, and implementation of evidence-based nursing care for client with psychiatric/mental health issues while being responsive to cultural, ethical, and legal influences. Application of mental health promotion included.

Enrollment Requirement: Enrollment in the LPN to BSN Program

Course Fee: $100.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Utilize clinical judgment in providing holistic, evidence-based, person/family-centered care for a client with a psychiatric / mental health disorder within legal and ethical standards of the profession.
  2. Demonstrate self and professional leadership when coordinating and managing safe, high-quality care in alignment with best practice for a client with a psychiatric / mental health disorder.
  3. Employ therapeutic communication and therapeutic relationship skills that meet the developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, cultural, and physiological needs of diverse client with a psychiatric / mental health disorder.
  4. Use informatics and other healthcare technologies to collaborate with other members of the healthcare team when managing efficient nursing care.
  5. Develop and implement teaching to a client with a psychiatric / mental health disorder.
  6. Develop a plan to meet own personal, professional, and educational goals related to the care of a client with a psychiatric / mental health disorder.
  7. Reflect on clinical experiences related to QSEN competencies and progress on the program learning outcomes.

Program Outcomes
  1. Integrate knowledge from the arts and sciences to manage the care of clients across the life span using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to inform decision making. 
  2. Provide holistic, person-centered, population health care to diverse populations including community and public health. 
  3. Utilize research information to improve health of diverse clients across the life span. 
  4. Minimize harm to clients through quality assurance and improvement. 
  5. Use systems-based practice to coordinate and manage care to provide safe, quality, and equitable care. 
  6. Integrate informatics and other healthcare technologies to inform decision making when managing and delivering safe, high-quality, and efficient health care in accordance with best practice and professional and regulatory standards. 
  7. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development, including the professional identity of a bachelor of science prepared registered nurse, and life long learning. 
  8. Apply leadership principles and quality improvement when intentionally collaborating with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based, safe quality nursing care. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Diversity and Equity - In order to advance equity and social justice, students will be able to examine their own and others’ identities, behaviors, and/or cultural perspectives as they connect to power, privilege, and/or resistance.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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