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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 112 - Mental Health in the Multicultural Community

4 Credits
The focus of this course is on the nursing care of clients experiencing alterations in mood and affect, self, and grief and loss. Key topics include providing a safe client care environment, therapeutic communication, the nurse-client relationship, and crisis intervention.

Course Outcomes

  1. Recall the principles of therapeutic communication, health promotion, growth and development, legal and ethical principles, and nursing process.
  2. Build a therapeutic relationship and maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.
  3. Identify the long term effects of mental illness on the individual, family, and the community.
  4. Describe the role of the nurse with non-pharmacologic and psychopharmacological therapeutic approaches to common changes in mental health status.
  5. Identify techniques for crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation.