Mental Health (NURS240)
This course focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the patient/client neuropsychological lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the patient/client experiencing designated stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental, and spiritual variables across the life span. The student will learn to provide safe nursing care based on evidence that promotes competent care within the acute care and community environments. The course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours) and one credit hour of clinical (45 clock-hours). This course meets the requirement for an oral communication course.