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NURS 221Z Behavioral Health Clinical • 4 Cr.

Description:

Provides experience in acute inpatient psychiatric facilities and various community-based mental health programs. Students practice the nursing process in providing client-centered care. Prerequisite: NURS 102X and 102Z.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Display therapeutic use of self with individuals and groups in a psychiatric health care setting.
  • Perform competent mental status assessment skills.
  • Provide culturally-sensitive interventions that promote self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and/or enhance coping of individuals with compromised mental status.
  • Utilize therapeutic techniques in care practices with individuals experiencing symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and/or suicidal ideation.
  • Analyze the use of evidence-based interventions to assist the adult client toward mental health promotion and wellness.
  • Evaluate effects of psychoactive medications including symptom abatement, side effects, and indications of toxicity.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000