Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, RNSG 1911, RNSG 1920, RNSG 1931
This course is a study of nursing care of mental health clients throughout the lifespan. Application of the concepts of caring and transitions related to mental growth and health is introduced. The course focuses on provisions of care and the role of the associate degree nurse as a communicator to promote health and support individual wellness behaviors. The application of the roles of the nurse to meet the needs of clients experiencing variations of health status related to mental growth and health are introduced. Content related to various treatment modalities, nutrition, pharmacology, and cultural diversity is incorporated throughout the course. Legal and ethical factors related to mental health care are also included.