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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 1475 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Credit Hours: 1.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; NURS 1355  and NURS 1365  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)

Corequisites: NURS 1446  and NURS 1456  

(formerly NURS 1465)

This patient‑centered clinical course helps students develop skills in providing and managing nursing care of adolescent, young adult, adult, and elderly patients with mental health disorders. The student will practice critical thinking, communication skills, application of technology, and professional responsibility while safely caring for patients. Major emphasis will be on the nursing care of patients with anxiety disorders, affective disorders, and thinking disorders. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 4.5

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate critical thinking by applying the nursing process to provide safe, culturally appropriate, patient‐centered care.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate effective use of the nursing process while caring for the patient with mental health disorders.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will demonstrate competence in assessment/data collection (i.e., labs, diagnostics, medications, etc).
  2. The student will develop/document/prioritize nursing diagnoses based on assessment data.
  3. The student will develop outcomes that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time‐limited.
  4. The student will formulate with the patient/family a plan of care that prescribes evidence‐based interventions to attain patient outcomes.
  5. The student will identify drug effects and nursing interventions appropriate to the medication for assigned patients.
  6. The student will correctly compute and safely administer drugs.
  7. The student will perform nursing interventions safely, in a timely manner.
  8. The student will provide care with sensitivity and respect for human diversity.
  9. The student will evaluate the patient’s progress toward identified outcomes.
  10. The student will revise nursing plan of care as indicated.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can communicate effectively with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate therapeutic communication techniques, including teaching patients and families, in the mental health setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will document accurately, completely and consistently on all patient records and assignments.
  2. The student will report changes in patient’s condition promptly to the instructor and the RN.
  3. The student will communicate therapeutically with the patient and family.
  4. The student will communicate patient care issues with other health care professionals.
  5. The student will teach patient, family, and groups based on identified learning needs.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate professionalism in his/her practice.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate qualities and behaviors of the professional nurse in psychiatric settings.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will maintain confidentiality of information.
  2. The student will practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing (ANA Scope and Standard of Practice).
  3. The student will promptly report unsafe, illegal, or inappropriate incidents to faculty and/or staff.
  4. The student will maintain professional appearance, attitude, and conduct.
  5. The student will recognize own limitations, seek assistance from faculty/staff, and assume responsibility for own learning and professional growth.
  6. The student will be receptive to and use constructive feedback to improve performance.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can utilize technology appropriately in planning and providing nursing care.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate use of available technology within the mental health care setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will use patient care equipment safely.
  2. The student will use technology to obtain and record relevant patient data including nursing care and patient response.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Depressive Disorders
    1. Nursing process
    2. Antidepressant agents
  2. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Suicidal Ideations
    1. Nursing process
    2. Milieu management
  3. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Mania
    1. Nursing process
    2. Antimanic agents
  4. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Thought Disorders
    1. Nursing process
    2. Antipsychotic agents
    3. Antiparkinsonian agents
  5. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Anxiety
    1. Nursing process
    2. Antianxiety agents
  6. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Substance Related Disorders
    1. Nursing process
    2. Dual diagnosis issues
  7. Managing the Care of Patients Experiencing Dementia, Closed Head Injuries, and
  8. Seizure Disorders
    1. Nursing process
    2. Anticonvulsant agents
  9. Managing the Care of Patients with Personality Disorders
    1. Nursing process
    2. Milieu therapy
  10. Managing the Care of Patients in Special Populations
    1. Patients in crisis
    2. Patients who are survivors of violence
    3. Patients with HIV/AIDS
    4. Patients experiencing psychological aspects of physiological illness
    5. Patients experiencing eating disorders
    6. Patients experiencing homelessness

Primary Faculty
Tschirhart, Susan
Secondary Faculty
Lucas, Elizabeth
Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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