30-427 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

This course focuses on the application of psychiatric mental health nursing concepts to care for clients age 18 through older adulthood. Theoretical content includes biopsychosocial theories, interpersonal relationship theory, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories, as well as, cognitive, behavioral, and biologic theories. Legal, ethical, and critical thinking concepts specific to psychiatric mental health nursing are covered in depth. Clinical experiences are designed to facilitate the students’ synthesis of classroom material, individualized application of psychiatric concepts, and establishment of therapeutic relationships in a variety of settings.




First semester Senior Nursing major status or third semester Accelerated Nursing major status and consent of the College of Nursing and Health Professions.