Dec 03, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 276 - Psychosocial Integrity

5 CR
This course is designed to introduce the student to the therapeutic environment providing support to clients, throughout the life span, with various behavioral disorders. Emphasis will be on communication skills, caring, and providing a safe environment. Clinical experience is provided in various community mental health agencies. Students will be required to use an acceptable electronic device to participate in the course, i.e., laptop, iPad, Surface Pro. Chromebooks are not compatible with program requirements.  See the following link for acceptable electronic device minimum requirements: https://examsoft.force.com/emcommunity/s/article/Examplify-Minimum-System-Requirements. [48-96-144] Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Nursing Program required.


Requisites: (1) Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , NURS 155 , and NURS 160  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) Take NURS 136  with at least a grade of C.

Full-time Nursing program: (1) Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , NURS 155 , and NURS 160  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) Take NURS 136  with at least a grade of C.

Part-time Nursing program: (1) Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , NURS 155 , NURS 160  and NURS 273  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) NURS 136  and NURS 273  with at least a grade of C.


General Education Requirement: Effective Communication - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Manage care for clients experiencing anxiety disorders.
  2. Manage care for clients experiencing mood disorders.
  3. Manage care for clients experiencing personality disorders.
  4. Manage care for clients with thought disorders.
  5. Manage care for clients with mental health disorders of childhood and adolescence.
  6. Manage care for clients experiencing substance abuse disorders.
  7. Manage care for clients experiencing eating disorders.
  8. Manage care for clients and families experience domestic violence.
  9. Manage care for clients experiencing cognitive disorders.
  10. Manage care for clients experiencing grief/loss and end of life issues.
  11. Analyze ethical and legal dilemmas in health care.
  12. Analyze concepts of milieu management.
  13. Manage care for clients experiencing sexual and gender identity disorders.
  14. Manage the nurse-client relationship.
  15. Analyze theoretical models.
  16. Maintain a professional image as a nurse.
  17. Maintain therapeutic relationships.
  18. Demonstrate the use of therapeutic techniques with clients in a mental health setting.
  19. Analyze concepts of mental health nursing.
  20. Evaluate the client’s response to medication.