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:
- Describe historical approaches to the care of the 'mentally ill'.
- Describe the contributions of significant figures in history to the understanding and treatment of 'mental illness'.
- Describe social and legislative events that impact current behavioral health care.
- Discuss the role of community mental health services.
- Identify the three levels of prevention formulated by Caplan.
- Describe the multi-axial classification system and identify the DSM Axes.
- Compare and contrast the major conceptual models presented in class.
- Identify therapies derived from the selected conceptual models.
- Discuss the treatment implications of culturally sensitive care in behavioral health care settings.
- Identify and describe the functions of gross anatomical structures of the brain.
- Describe the role of neurotransmitters in human behavior.
- Discuss implications of psychobiological concepts to the practice of behavioral health nursing.