This course utilizes the nursing process when providing care to patients experiencing psychosocial problems. The focus will be on health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. Roles of the Associate Degree Nurse as provider and manager of care and member within the discipline of nursing as they relate to mental health will be explored and applied. Lectures, seminars, and selected clinical experiences in hospital and community settings will be utilized as learning modalities. (Fall and Spring Semester – Day and Evening)

Classes begin early-August for Fall semester and first week in January for Spring semester.

One and one half classroom hours per week and twenty-three clinical hours per semester.