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Term : Fall 2024
Catalog Year : 2024-2025

NUR 358 - Communication And Mental Health Nursing

Description: This accelerated BSN course expands student understanding of the continuum of mental health and illness, and builds upon pre-requisite psychology courses. Students explore the theoretical and biopsychosocial underpinnings of mental health and illness. Student understanding of psychotropic medications, as well as a host of non-pharmacologic nursing and inter-professional team interventions are explored. Throughout the course the importance of therapeutic communication, personal presence, self-awareness and self-reflection are addressed. Students are exposed to a multitude of cultural, ethical and legal issues that nurses confront related to caring for patients and families with mental illness. Letter grade only.

Units: 2

Sections offered: Summer 2024 Fall 2024

Prerequisite: Admission to Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Corequisite: NUR 358L