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|Discipline and Nbr:
MENTAL HLTH/PSY NUR||
Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing - Clinical
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||6.50||Lecture Scheduled||0||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||0
|Minimum||6.50||Lab Scheduled||0||1 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||19.10|| ||Contact DHR||334.25
| ||Contact Total||19.10|| ||Contact Total||334.25
| ||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: 0.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 334.25||
Application of principles of nursing care for mentally disordered adolescents & adults with psychiatric diagnoses in hospitals, community & private psychiatric settings & chemical dependency treatment centers. Focus is on planning, implementation & evaluation of psychiatric treatment care including management of assaultive behavior, medication administration, documentation, activities of daily living & therapeutic interventions. Anatomical, physiological & psychosocial concepts are applied throughout the course.
Completion of PSYT 71 and 71L with a grade of "C" or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Application of principles of nursing care for mentally disordered adolescents & adults with psychiatric diagnoses. Focus is on planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in hospitals, community and private psychiatric centers and chemical dependency treatment centers. Anatomical, physiological and psychosocial concepts are applied.
Prerequisites:Completion of PSYT 71 and 71L with a grade of "C" or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the legal rights of patients and act in an ethical manner
that will communicate appreciation, respect and protection for
2. Describe the dynamics and behavioral manifestations of assigned
patients with psychiatric disorders.
3. Participate with other nursing team members in making observations
of the patient.
4. Based upon the observations of the patient, participate with other
team members in developing a psychiatric treatment program.
5. Implement the treatment program.
6. Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment program.
7. Describe the various psychiatric treatment modalities and apply this
knowledge when working with patients.
8. Describe elements necessary for a therapeutic ward milieu and
participate with other team members to build and maintain this
9. Describe the characteristic therapeutic effects and adverse effects
of the psychotropic drugs and safely prepare, administer, and chart
psychotropic medication according to specific hospital policy.
10. Accurately and objectively report and record observations of patient
behavior and progress.
11. Demonstrate assertiveness and professionalism with patients and
nursing team members.
12. Identify stressors affecting his/her personal and professional life.
13. Demonstrate an ability to utilize coping skills effectively.
14. Reflect on and document professional and personal growth.
Topics and Scope
1. Professional ethics, legal issues, commitment procedures.
2. Overview of mental health and history of psychiatry.
3. Communication theory, interpersonal and therapeutic communication.
4. The therapeutic relationship, nursing process and documentation.
5. Developing and implementing psychiatric nursing care plans.
6. Effects of stress on general and mental health.
7. Mental status assessment, observation, reporting and recording.
8. Psychopharmacology-administration of psychotropic medications.
9. Psychiatric disorders.
10. Treatment modalities.
1. Reading assignments in preparation for each clinical day (from
required text and library, 40-50 pages per week).
2. Research and compile one written case study on assigned patient.
3. Required reading of specific supplemental material (discuss in
4. Develop one-to-one relationship with selected patients
and write six process recordings of these interactions.
5. Skills Lab: Participate in role playing student/patient scenerios.
6. Administer medications and treatments to select group of patients.
7. Produce nine behavioral notes per week for approximately eight weeks.
8. Perform specific designated therapeutic intervention as demonstrated
in skills lab.
9. Write personal journal of experience.
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 - 30%
|Written homework, Term papers, Process recordings, Personal Journal||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 40%
|Homework problems, Field work, Nursing care plans, clinical conferences||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
50 - 70%
|Field work, Performance exams, Role-playing||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, A PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPROACH, Keltner, Schwecke
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 7th edition, 2001
Instructor prepared materials.