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2021-2022 General Catalog 
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PRNU 230 syllabus

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PRNU 230:PN Mental Health Nursing

Credit Hours: 2.5; 30 Hours of Clinical Experience
Lecture hours per week: 2
This is an introduction to basic concepts of psychiatric-mental health nursing, focusing on nursing care of clients experiencing mental health problems. The nursing process applied to caring for patient / client experiencing alterations in emotional, behavioral, mental, and social functioning. Integration of pharmacology, diet therapy, and therapeutic communication are emphasized, and principles of pathophysiology, lifespan and socio-cultural influences are addressed. Theories of wellness promotion are discussed. This course includes a 30-hour clinical component for students to integrate into practice principles learned in theory under the supervision of a nursing faculty member to the mental health client. 30 hours lecture, 30 hours clinical

Enrollment in the program courses (PRNU) is limited to those students who have been selected and admitted to the Practical Nursing program. Program courses are sequenced by semester and must be taken as a group each semester per program requirements and policies.

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