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NS2021 - Mental Health Needs of Clients and Families - 3 Credits

This course introduces mental health concepts, selected common psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, and related nursing care of clients and their families. Students will use communication and caring through the application of the therapeutic relationship in caring for and treating clients and families with common clinical conditions and disorders. Students will utilize the nursing process to assess and plan for the culturally sensitive care of clients and families. The professional nursing student will develop a teaching plan for a single psychoactive medication during the course and gain knowledge of common psychoactive medications used in the treatment of clients. (30 hours theory)

Prerequisite: EN1150, SO1050 or PS1050, NS2031, and NS2032; (NS2021 and NS2022 must be taken concurrently)

Delivery: on campus