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NURS 4252 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Theory (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course builds upon the standards of practice from APNA-ISPN, AACN and QSEN to discuss the legal, ethical and therapeutic role of the psychiatric mental health nurse in caring for individuals with psychiatric disorders across the life span. Current interdisciplinary research on the genetic, neurobiological and psychosocial theories of depression, psychosis, substance abuse, bipolar illness, eating, anxiety, personality and cognitive disorders is analyzed. Evidence-based nursing practice, including psychopharmacology and psychosocial treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, group and milieu therapy is applied from a multicultural perspective. Nursing interventions for families and communities experiencing crisis, grief and trauma are identified.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: NURS3242, NURS3243

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Last Updated: 13-May-15