2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

NUR 380 - Mental Health Nursing

(3 credits, 2:1)
Based on a Christian worldview, this course examines the theoretical, scientific and ethical basis for the application of the nursing process in promoting shalom with diverse individuals across the lifespan who are experiencing mental illness. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a healing ministry, human science and performing art to promote shalom with pediatric and adult mental health clients in acute and community- based settings. The person is considered from a holistic perspective and application of the nursing process utilizing all levels of prevention is emphasized, with a focus on the therapeutic use of self, health restoration and maintenance. The clinical component provides an opportunity for mental health nursing practice in institutional and selected community-based settings, assisting students to integrate knowledge, aptitudes and compassionate care in living the three nursing practice dimensions.

Prerequisites: NUR320 and PSY360. Concurrent requisites: NUR360.