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NURS 240: Mental Health Nursing

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 182, ENGL 101, NURS 122, NURS 134, and NURS 135 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 191, ENGL 102, NURS 232, and NURS 241

The focus of this course is provision of nursing care to children and adults with alterations in mental health. Orem’s self-care model will be used to apply critical thinking pathways to the individual with acute and chronic mental health problems. Case studies and audiovisuals will be used in the campus laboratory to enhance student learning. Planned faculty-supervised clinical experiences in a variety of community settings in addition to observational experiences will provide students with the opportunity to implement their accrued knowledge and skills with individuals of varying problems and age groups. This is an 8-week course which meets 12 hours for 4 hours credit. (Lec 2 Lab 2) 4 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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