2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

NUR 111 - Adult and Mental Health Nursing (6 Credits)


The focus of this course is on the nursing process as a method of determining the nursing actions needed to help patients engage in setting goals and achieving outcomes that will restore their ability to perform self-care or to adapt to their disabilities in medical-surgical and mental health settings. Common health problems of adults are studied, along with related pharmacology. Skill attainment is emphasized in the skills laboratory and through concurrent clinical laboratory experiences that emphasize the therapeutic and developmental self-care requirements of adults with common health problems. The mental health rotation focuses on the development of the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic communication between the nurse and patient. Topics include adaptive and maladaptive behaviors and psychiatric disorders that interfere with self-care. Activities that are part of an interdisciplinary treatment program are emphasized in the mental health clinical setting. Lecture Hours: 52. Laboratory Hours: 39. Clinical Hours: 117 on a rotating basis. Prerequisite(s): NUR 101  and NUR 115   with grades of “C” or better or permission of the department head. Course Fee: $120. Laboratory Fee: $47. Insurance Fee: $18. Usually offered in the spring and summer.