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Course Name:

Mental Health (Practicum)

Course Description:

This course integrates the principles and concepts of mental health to provide nursing care to patients and their families suffering from mental illnesses. The course is designed to provide the learner with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to function within the four roles of nursing which include: Member of the profession; Provider of patient-centered care; Patient safety advocate; and Member of the health care team. This course utilizes active learning, and role-play as tools to educate the student about nursing roles as they apply to patients/families across the life span and to persons who are receiving care as inpatients in psychiatric facilities as well as in various community settings.