This course builds upon students’ previous knowledge and skills in Mental Health Nursing within the context of the health illness continuum, across the life span, and with emphasis on care of the older adult. The professional role of the RN will be addressed within various hospital and community based settings. Through the use of therapeutic interactions, effective communication, assurance of quality and safety, and demonstration of sensitivity to diversity, students will utilize critical thinking to plan and provide care. Clinical experiences will offer opportunities for students to participate in therapeutic activities in a variety of community and mental health service settings. Principles of leadership are reviewed and expanded in the RN role. Simulation activities support clinical and theoretical content. (AA, CSU) Prerequisite: NURS 1021 Corequisite: NURS 1032
If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor, Rhonda Brown.