Jul 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Calendar 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

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NURS 3701U – Health and Healing: Mental Health Nursing Theory and Practicum


The focus of this course is on concepts and principles of mental health nursing. Common mental health challenges are discussed, with an emphasis on nursing strategies for assessing, promoting, maintaining, and restoring mental health. Students are also provided with opportunities to apply concepts of mental health nursing to the care of individuals experiencing acute and long term mental health challenges. Practice occurs in a variety of mental health settings including acute care, long term care and community facilities. Nursing assessment skills, such as mental status assessment, and nursing intervention strategies, such as therapeutic communication, are facilitated. Students will also gain a greater awareness of the self and the role of the therapeutic use of self in the provision of care. Students will demonstrate nursing theory-guided and evidence-informed praxis relevant to this course.
Credit hours: 6
Lecture hours: 3
Other hours: 16
Prerequisite(s): [NURS 2420U  and NURS 2700U  and NURS 2701U  and NURS 2810U ] or [NURS 2100U and NURS 2150U and (NURS 2007U or NURS 2507U) and (NURS 2008U or NURS 2508U) and NURS 2810U ]
Note(s): Students must pass both the theoretical (classroom) and practicum (clinical) components of the course to pass the course.



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