NURS 253 - Mental Health - Psychiatric Nursing by AJ Kikumoto

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									                                           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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