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|Discipline and Nbr:
VN TO ADN BRIDGE||
VN to ADN Bridge
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.50||Lecture Scheduled||2.50||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||43.75
|Minimum||4.50||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||6.00|| ||Contact DHR||105.00
| ||Contact Total||8.50|| ||Contact Total||148.75
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 87.50||Total Student Learning Hours: 236.25||
Course is designed to increase the knowledge base of the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) so that his/her knowledge base is consistent with that of the generic nursing student entering Level III of the SRJC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program and meet the psychiatric nursing requirement as established by the Board of Registered Nursing. The psychiatric nursing component includes theory and clinical experience in the psychiatric setting.
Completion of ANAT 1, PHYSIO 1, FDNT 62; AND MICRO 60 OR MICRO 5 OR HLC 55
Limits on Enrollment:
Admission to the VN to ADN Career Ladder program.
Schedule of Classes Information
Designed to increase knowledge base of the LVN so that it is consistent with that of the generic nursing student entering Level III of ADN program & meets the psychiatric nursing requirement. Includes theory, clinical practice & skills lab. Transfer credit: CSU.
Prerequisites:Completion of ANAT 1, PHYSIO 1, FDNT 62; AND MICRO 60 OR MICRO 5 OR HLC 55
Limits on Enrollment:Admission to the VN to ADN Career Ladder 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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|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1. Describe the characteristics and legal role of the registered nurse.
2. Apply Orem's self-care deficit theory.
3. Compare and contrast care of an older adult with a
medical or surgical condition with that of a young adult.
4. Describe the psychopathology of selected psychiatric illnesses.
5. Conduct interviews with psychiatric clients using
goal-directed, therapeutic communication.
6. Assess clients' ability to meet their self-care needs.
7. Demonstrate proficiency in documentation consistent with agency
8. Implement nursing care plans for clients in various mental health
9. Analyze the rationale for nursing and medical interventions.
10. Describe the therapeutic use of psychotropic agents in the
treatment of psychopathology.
11. Identify community resources that may be utilized to meet clients'
12. Apply therapeutic principles in caring for clients who
A. are exhibiting self-destructive behavior.
B. are severely depressed and demonstrating suicidal ideation.
C. have thought disorders.
D. have substance abuse disorders.
E. have dementia or delirium.
F. have anxiety disorder.
G. have mood/affective disorders.
H. are children or adolescents.
I. are victims of violence.
J. are manifesting extreme anxiety.
13. Demonstrate safe and accurate administration of Intravenous Therapy
including piggyback medications.
Topics and Scope
I. Professionalism in Nursing Theory Component
A. Role transition/legal aspects
B. Nursing models
C. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory
D. Nursing process
E. Communication theory
II. Age-appropriate care
A. Older adults
III. Therapeutic Communication
A. General principles
B. The psychiatric interview
IV. Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Client
A. The role of the nurse in the psychiatric setting
B. Personality disorders: Self-destructive behaviors
C. Depression and Suicide
D. Thought disorders
E. Substance abuse
F. Dementia and delirium
G. Anxiety disorders
H. Disturbances of mood and affect
I. Psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence
J. Victims of abuse and violence
K. Group process
V. Documentation of care
A. Care Plans
B. Progress Notes
VI. Psychiatric Nursing Skills Lab
A. Psychiatric nursing intervention skills
B. Cognitively impaired client with dementia
C. Client with delusions and hallucinations
D. Depression and suicide intervention
VII. Medical-Surgical Skills Lab
A. Intravenous (IV) Therapy
B. IV piggyback
1. Read approximately 40-50 pages per week.
2. Skills lab practice, 5-7 lab sessions.
3. Gather data on psychiatric clients - weekly for 4 weeks.
4. Write 2 psychiatric nursing care plans - one on a geriatric client,
and one on a psychiatric client.
5. Psychiatric patient care and documentation in clinical settings.
6. Four exams.
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
5 - 10%
|Written homework, psychiatric nursing care plans, patient care documentation||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Patient lab scenarios, patient care in clinical setting||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
|Return demonstration of IV skills||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
55 - 65%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Varcarolis, E.M. (2006) Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing,
5th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders