NURS 337 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
4 credits, Spring
Explores psychiatric and mental health nursing from the perspectives of provider and client. Students engage in self-analysis prior to the study of psychiatric disorders and how these disorders are biologic and/or psychodynamic in nature. The application of neurobiological, psychological, sociological and spiritual theories to the delivery of optimal care is emphasized. Current evidence-based psychiatric nursing practices, the role of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse and ethical/legal implications will be explored. Clinical included (45 hours).
Prerequisite(s): Must meet all progression criteria for third-year status in the nursing major as outlined in the University catalog including a grade of "C" or better in NURS 200, NURS 310, NURS 311, NURS 317, and NURS 330