2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


2 Units 2 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU
Prerequisite: N 170
Corequisite: N 171 lab
Limitation: Official admission to the nursing program: 1. Completion of program application 2. Current physical exam 3. Current CPR certification 4. Current liability insurance 5. Current background check
Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1 
Provides the theoretical base for application of the nursing process and biopsychosocial concepts for patients affected by mental disorders. Focus on patient centered care in psychiatric and community mental health settings. Knowledge of nursing practice and professional standards, evidence based practice, safety/quality improvement, informatics and team collaboration are introduced. Emphasis will be on principles of mental health nursing, psychosocial assessment, therapeutic communication, pharmacology, health promotion, education, nutrition, diversity among US cultural groups, human development across the lifespan, disease process, illness prevention, community health, advocacy, legal/ethical implications, and the values and attitudes required of the registered nurse. Letter grade only.