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|Discipline and Nbr:
PSYC NURS/CAREER LADDER||
Psychiatric Nursing For Career Ladder Students
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.50||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||4.50||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||7.50|| ||Contact DHR||131.25
| ||Contact Total||9.50|| ||Contact Total||166.25
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 236.25||
Concepts and nursing practice in the care of patients with chronic illness, including psychiatric and substance abuse patients are presented. Emphasis is on meeting the needs of patients with psychiatric illnesses. Knowledge and skills acquired in lecture-discussion are applied in psychiatric clinical settings. Course is designed for Licensed Vocational Nurses [LVNs] whose prelicensure coursework did not include psychiatric nursing.
Concurrent Enrollment in NR 74.1 and Course Completion of ANAT 1 and PHYSIO 1 and MICRO 5 and FDNT 62 and PSYCH 1A OR Concurrent Enrollment in NR 74.1 and Course Completion of ANAT 1 and PHYSIO 1 and MICRO 60 and FDNT 62 and PSYCH 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to the Vocational Nursing to Nursing Program
Schedule of Classes Information
Concepts and nursing practice in the care of patients with chronic illness, including psychiatric and substance abuse patients are presented. Emphasis is on meeting the needs of clients with psychiatric illnesses. Knowledge and skills acquired in lecture-discussion are applied in psychiatric clinical settings. Course is designed for Licensed Vocational Nurses [LVNs] whose prelicensure coursework did not include psychiatric nursing.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in NR 74.1 and Course Completion of ANAT 1 and PHYSIO 1 and MICRO 5 and FDNT 62 and PSYCH 1A OR Concurrent Enrollment in NR 74.1 and Course Completion of ANAT 1 and PHYSIO 1 and MICRO 60 and FDNT 62 and PSYCH 1A
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to the Vocational Nursing to Nursing Program
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1. Discuss the theoretical basis for psychiatric nursing practice.
2. Compare and contrast the neurologic function of persons with and without psychiatric illnesses.
3. Describe behavioral patterns associated with psychiatric illnesses and their interference with psychiatric patients' ability to meet self-care needs.
4. Discuss pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to assist psychiatric patients to meet their self-care needs.
5. Compare and contrast pathophysiology, clinical presentation and therapeutic modalities of psychiatric illnesses occurring in different phases of the lifespan.
6. Discuss how psychiatric illness affects clients' interactions with the criminal justice system.
7. Make focused assessments of clients with acutely and chronic illnesses.
8. Use problem solving and facilitative communication skills to conduct interviews and teaching sessions with acutely and chronically ill patients.
9. Describe community resources for the treatment of chronic illness and maintenance of mental health.
10. Administer psychiatric drugs safely and appropriately.
11. Use nursing process to devise care plans and to deliver care for patients with chronic illnesses.
12. Evaluate strategies for promoting optimal wellness and managing chronic illnesses in the outpatient setting.
Topics and Scope
I. Psychiatric theories
II. Neurologic function and dysfunction associated with psychiatric illness.
III. Behavior patterns and therapeutic interventions for psychiatric illness:
a. Thought disorders
b. Mood disorders
c. Anxiety and somatoform disorders
d. Self-destructive and suicidal patients
e. Abusive and violent patients
f. Substance abuse and dependence
g. Eating disorders
h. Personality disorders
IV. Psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence
V. Psychiatric disorders of the elderly
VI. Forensic psychiatric nursing
VII. Problem solving and communication with psychiatric patients
VIII. Community-based care of chronically ill patients
IX. Psychiatric medications
X. Psychiatric assessment
XI. Psychiatric care planning
1. Reading assignments per week (50-100 pages).
2. Present patient situations for discussion in clinical conferences (6-7).
3. Analysis of patient care situations. In group setting, approximately (12-15 per course).
4. (3-5) Clinical papers, (4-5) pages each.
5. One psychiatric care plan with 3 nursing diagnoses.
6. Care of psychiatric and chronic-care patients in inpatient and community settings (minimum120 hours total).
7. Exams (4).
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 20%
|Clinical papers, psychiatric nursing care plans||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 30%
|Client care: clinical conference presentations and analyses||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
50 - 60%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach, Halter, M., 7th Ed, 2014, St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby