Mental Health Nursing
This course focuses on providing the student with a theoretical foundation for the contemporary practice of mental health nursing. Theoretical content is taught from a framework of application of concepts taught in nursing and liberal arts courses. Utilizing a holistic view, the course teaches the student caregiving skills using the perspectives of physical, spiritual, social, intellectual and emotional needs in the promotion of health maintenance and the nursing management of life disruptions. Self-awareness, self-care, empathic care of others, personal growth, and professional development are vital components of the student experience in mental health nursing.