NURS-482: Dimensions of Mental Health Nursing

4 credit hours
Provides an overview of selected theories of human behavior which guide the nursing care of people across the lifespan who are on various points of the mental health-mental illness continuum. Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic use of self in the application of the nursing process. The student has opportunities to participate as a member of the interdisciplinary mental health team and to provide nursing care to individuals who have acute and/or severely disabling mental disorders. Clinical experience is provided in both public and private, acute and community mental health facilities.