NURS 230X Mental Health Nursing Theory • 6 Cr.
Focuses on the nurse?s therapeutic role in maintaining and enhancing mental health. Students learn to meet the needs of clients with challenged emotional and/or cognitive abilities that impair their day-to-day functioning. Prerequisite: NURS 114X and NURS 113Z.
After completing this class, students should be able to:At the completion of this course, the student is expected to: 1. Describe historical approaches to the care of the 'mentally ill'. 2. Describe the contributions of significant figures in history to the understanding and treatment of 'mental illness'. 3. Describe social and legislative events that impact current behavioral health care. 4. Discuss the role of community mental health services. 5. Identify the three levels of prevention formulated by Caplan. 6. Describe the multi-axial classification system and identify the DSM Axes. 7. Compare and contrast the major conceptual models presented in class. 8. Identify therapies derived from the selected conceptual models. 9. Discuss the treatment implications of culturally sensitive care in behavioral health care settings. 10. Identify and describe the functions of gross anatomical structures of the brain. 11. Describe the role of neurotransmitters in human behavior. 12. Discuss implications of psychobiological concepts to the practice of behavioral health nursing.