This course introduces students to psychiatric and mental health nursing for individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is on self-understanding in the student, medication and non-medication interventions, group interventions, therapeutic environments, and therapeutic communication within the nurse-client relationship. Commonly occurring mental health disorders are studied including addictive behaviors, personality disorders, thought disorders, and mood disorders. Clinical practicum experiences will occur in traditional and non-traditional mental health care settings. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS430 is a 3 credit course.