This course assists the student in learning practical applications of the content taught in NUR 3126, Mental Health Nursing. These applications are inherent in the roles of the professional nurse as provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of a profession. The focus is on evidence-based, holistic approaches to care of the patient in the area of selected mental, emotional, and cognitive alterations. Clinical /laboratory experience consists of 126 contact hours. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program. Graded on an S/U basis.