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NSG 837 - Assessment Strategies in Psychiatric/Mental Healthcare



Cr Hrs: 3 (3-0-0)

This course fosters development of the knowledge and skills for assessment of individuals, families and groups to promote mental health and detect complex psychiatric-mental health problems across the lifespan. The course builds on the student’s past nursing knowledge and experiences, expanding the scope of nursing practice to those at risk or in need of psychiatric-mental healthcare. Focus is on recognition and assessment of mental health and diagnosing of mental disorders based on DSM- IV-TR criteria, psychometrics, evidence- based guidelines, theoretical literature, and scope and standards of advanced psychiatric/mental health nursing. Theories underlying the practice of consultation as an indirect-care modality of the psychiatric nursing specialty are introduced. Students master documentation methods that meet the legal-ethical requirements for care of patients with mental health problems.

Grade Mode: Standard
Mode of Delivery: Online Instructional Method: Lecture
Term offered: Fall, Spring


Fall - Instructor of Record: Laura K. Melaro
Fall - Additional Instructor 1: Jacqueline Sharp
Spring - Instructor of Record: Laura K. Melaro
Spring - Additional Instructor 1: Jacqueline Sharp



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