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NURS 322 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing 6.0 Credits

This course focuses on the development of competencies for the practice of mental health nursing with emphasis on the use of self in relationships with patients and health team members. An understanding of the brain-behavior connection and the importance of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship will provide the framework for exploring factors which contribute to stress, maladaptive behaviors and mental illness. Emphasis will be on the development of evidence-based, holistic care pertaining to the prevention, treatment, recovery, and long-term management of alterations related primarily to the concepts of coping and stress tolerance, emotions, cognitive functions, and maladaptive behavior.

College/Department: College of Nursing Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PSY 120 (Can be taken Concurrently)NURS 320 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 323 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 321 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 329 [Min Grade: C]

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