This course describes the role of the nurse as provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of a profession related to meeting the mental health nursing needs of individuals experiencing alternations in mental health, in the context of families and communities. Promotion and restoration of mental health and prevention of mental illness are explored in individuals across the life span. Theories of mental health/illness and approaches to the care of persons with selected mental illness/emotional
THE BEAVER COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN 2015-2016
needs are examined. The focus is on holistic, patient-centered, and evidence-based care of the patient with mental health nursing needs. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program.