Maui Community College Course Outline Spring 2005 1. Course Title: NURS 253 Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing Number of credits: Two (2) 2. Course Description: Focuses on the nursing process to assess clients and families with intrapersonal, inerpersonal, and extrapersonal stressors. Develops ability to support client coping strategies to increase lines of resistance and to reduce or eliminate stressors for clients. Emphasis is placed on assisting clients to retain, attain, or maintain system stability. 3. Contact Hours Per Week: ( 2 hr) focused discussion 4. Prerequisites: NURS 157/157L with a grade of B or better. Corequisites: NURS 253L Recommended Preparation: None 5. General Course Objectives: This course is designed to teach the role of the psychiatric nurse in assessing clients and assisting client and families to develop coping strategies and reduce or eliminate stressors and to apply the nursing process to the care of clients and families requiring psychiatric and mental health treatment The following Maui Community College Student Learning Outcomes are a focus of the course: 2.1 Apply numeric, graphic, and symbolic skills and other forms of quantitative reasoning accurately and appropriately. 2.2 Demonstrate mastery of mathematical concepts, skills, and application, using technology with appropriate. 2.5 Define quantitative issues and problems, gather relevant information, analyze that information, and present results. 4.1 Identify and analyze the audience and purpose of any intended communication. 4.2 Gather, evaluate, select, and organize information for the communication. 4.3 Use language, techniques, and straqtegies appropriate to the audience and occasion. 4.4 Speak clearly and confidently, using the voice, volume, tone and articulation appropriate to the audience and occasion. 4.5 Summarize, analyze, and evaluate oral communication and ask coherent questions as needed. 4.6 Use competent oral expression to initiate and sustain discussions. 5.4 Recognize and understand multiple modes of inquiry, including investigative methods based on observation and analysis. 5.5 Evaluate a problem, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant facts, opinions, assumptions, issues, values, and biases through the use of appropriate evidence. 5.6 Apply problem-solving techniques and skills, including the rules of logic and logical sequence. 5.7 Synthesize information from various sources, drawing appropriate conclusions. 6. Student Learning Outcomes For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content. a. Discuss the ANA's statement on Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing. b. List the ANA's standards of Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing. c. Identify the ANA's Code of Ethics. d. Differentiate the various communication techniques to use when intervening with clients manifesting various maladaptive behavioral responses to illness and/or drugs. e. Identifies misconceptions about mental illness. f. Describe the components of each phase of the nurse-client relationship. g. Discuss the various roles of the psychiatric nurse therapist. h. Synthesize knowledge of physiological, psychosocial, sociocultural and developmental functioning to assess clients and assist client and families to develop coping strategies and reduce or eliminate stressors. i. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of theories in the treatment of the mentally ill. j. Identify community agencies and programs available to clients, significant others, and groups in the community and describe collaborative multidisciplinary team activities. k. Discuss the use of technology in the provision of nursing care and information management for cost effective care. 7. Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each topic Linked to #6. Student Learning Outcomes. 1 week ANA's statement on Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing. ANA's standards of Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing. ANA's Code of Ethics (a, b, c) 2 weeks Misconceptions about mental illness. Historical development of theories in the treatment of the mentally ill (e, i) 1 week Components of each phase of the nurse-client relationship (e,f) 5 weeks Differentiate the various communication techniques to use when intervening with clients manifesting various maladaptive behavioral responses to illness and/or drugs (d,f,g,h,I) 1 week Roles of the psychiatric nurse therapist (d,g) 3 weeks Physiological, psychosocial, sociocultural and developmental functioning to assess clients and assist client and families to develop coping strategies and reduce or eliminate stressors (d, f) 1 week Identify community agencies and programs available to clients, significant others, and groups in the community and describe collaborative multidisciplinary team activities (j 1 Week discuss the use of technology in the provision of nursing care and information management for cost effective care (k) 8. Course Requirements Class attendance is highly recommended as essential material will be covered. Reading should be done PRIOR to class to assure maximum benefit from class discussions and class activities. Two Quizzes. Two Exams. Two Course Projects. Choice of: formal paper, journal articles, community agency paper, educational program to a community agency or service learning project. 9. Text and Materials Varcarolis, E. (2002) Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. (4th ed) Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co. American Psychiatric Association (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.). Washington, D.C. Author. On-line WEBCT links Additional readings can be found on reserve in the MCC Library. 10. Evaluation and Grading Quiz #1 5% Quiz #2 5% Exam #1 30% Exam #2 30% Projects 30% 91.5 to 100% = A 83.5 to 91% = B 73.5 to 83% = C 63.5 to 73% = D Grades below 73.5 % is below passing 11. Methods of Instruction Lecture/discussion, video presentations, guest speakers.
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