- Program: Practical Nursing
- Course: Psychosocial Nursing
- Course #: NURS2110
- Total Credits: 2
Course DescriptionThis theory course expands the students understanding of adaptive and maladaptive human behavior. The student develops an understanding of mental health and illness which include mental disorders, chemical abuse and domestic violence. Discussions will include theory related to appropriate cultural nursing interventions and psychotropic medication therapy.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Integrate concepts of mental health verses mental illness
Explain the role of the nurse in contributing to the recovery of the person with mental illness
Analyze the components of a psychiatric assessment using therapeutic communication skills
Discriminate therapeutic modalities for treatment of mental illness
Compile psychopharmacologic agents using taxonomy based on psychiatric disorders
Apply psychotherapeutic nursing interventions for anxiety, affective, and psychotic disorders
Reframe understanding of addictive disorders including substance abuse and alcoholism
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