About The Instructor
This course satisfies part of the Communication Skills graduation requirement.
This class has clinical at community agencies on Tuesdays and Thursdays all day. This course also has class on the Moon campus on Wednesdays and Fridays.
This section is Communication Skills intensive. Communication Skills I-V must be completed before taking this course.
Session, Dates: 3 (10/20/2012 - 12/15/2012)
Days: W F
Time: 07:45 - 10:35 am
Location: Moon Campus
Room: Hale Center 102
Seats Available: 2 Seats
TThis course focuses on the nursing care of clients with mental health problems. Classroom learning provides an introduction to developmental, psychological, and biological theories in order to enhance understanding regarding the various etiologies of mental illness. Major psychiatric illnesses that are seen throughout the lifespan as well as treatment options available are addressed. In the clinical setting, students apply classroom knowledge utilizing the nursing process through assessment, identification of nursing diagnoses, as well as implementation of a plan of care to promote optimal functioning of the client with mental illness. (3 lecture, 2 lab)
Janene L. Szpak, D.N.P., PMHNP-BC, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Scaife Hall 124