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​​​​ ​​Course Title​​​​​
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing​
​​​ Cour​se Code
BNUR 411
​​​​ Credit Hours
​5
The course will explore the mental health-mental illness continuum across the lifespan and gives students   an   understanding   of   basic   mental   processes   and   nursing   interventions. Clinical experiences will enable each student to develop effective use of self, apply the therapeutic communication process and phases of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. In addition, clinical experience focuses on the nursing assessment and clinical management of patients with acute and chronic mental illnesses in the clinical setting. Cultural, ethical, and legal dimensions are addressed in the delivery of nursing care. Students are required to achieve certain core clinical competencies appropriate for their level as an outcome of this course and they will be tracked by the collected matrix for BSN program clinical competencies.​​