Course Outlines

Behavioral Health Concepts

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites:
      • PNSG 1000: Foundations of Nursing Practice I
      • PNSG 1100: Foundations of Nursing Practice II
      • PNSG 1355: Pharmacology
      • PNSG 1400: Adult Health Nursing I
      • PNSG 1500: Adult Health Nursing II
      • PNSG 1535: Beginning Clinical
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course explores mental health and mental illness. Maladaptive disorders, treatment and nursing care are discussed. Transcultural and life span nursing issues of mental health will be addressed.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/26/13 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe characteristics and risk factors for cognitive disorders
    2. Describe characteristics of mental health and mental illness, anxiety and behavioral changes caused by anxiety
    3. Describe current theories regarding anxiety
    4. Describe different cultural beliefs and practices that may influence mental health or illness
    5. Describe nursing care for clients with anxiety
    6. Describe nursing care for clients with schizophrenia
    7. Describe nursing care to assist grieving clients and families
    8. Describe nursing for care of clients and client's families who family members will have cognitive disorders
    9. Describe nursing for care of clients and families with somatoform disorders
    10. Describe nursing for care of clients and families with substance use/abuse behaviors
    11. Describe nursing for care of clients with depression, bipolar, and mood disorders
    12. Describe nursing for care of clients with personality disorders
    13. Describe nursing for care of families who have children/adolescents with psychiatric disorders
    14. Describe personality disorders in regards to the client's ability to perceive self to others and the environment
    15. Describe psychiatric disorders and signs and symptoms associated with hostility and aggression
    16. Describe somatoform theories, characteristics and disorders/dynamics
    17. Describe the different psychosocial treatment modalities and therapy
    18. Describe the importance of self-awareness in therapeutic use in regards to nurse-client relationships
    19. Discuss appropriate nursing interventions for the client with hostility and aggression
    20. Discuss characteristics of clients and family dynamics which may cause risk for substance abuse
    21. Discuss characteristics, risk factors, and family dynamics of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders
    22. Discuss characteristics, risk factors, family dynamics, and disorders associated with abuse and violent behavior for all age groups
    23. Discuss current trends of treatment of mentally ill clients
    24. Discuss different theories and signs and symptoms relating to schizophrenia
    25. Discuss legal and ethical issues related to psychiatric nursing
    26. Discuss non-verbal communication skills
    27. Discuss nursing care or clients who have been victims of abuse and violence
    28. Discuss risk factors and characteristics of mood disorder
    29. Discuss the nursing role of dealing with a chemically impaired professional
    30. Discuss the role of physical health/illness and biologic makeup that can influence a client's emotional response
    31. Discuss theories of depression and bipolar disorder
    32. Discuss traditional, residential, and community treatment settings and services
    33. Discuss treatment issues related to mental illness for the homeless and in the criminal justice system
    34. Distinguish between delirium and dementia in regards to signs, symptoms, and treatments
    35. Explain basic beliefs and approaches of different psychosocial theories`
    36. Explain nursing roles such as information giver, caregiver, advocate, and surrogate in the nurse-client relationship
    37. Explain the importance of attitudes, beliefs, empathy, trust and values, in the development of nurse client relationship
    38. Explain trends in substance abuse and programs for prevention
    39. Identify categories used to determine a client's mental health status and recognize impaired physiologic functions found in clients with mental disorders
    40. Identify drugs used for treatment and their effectiveness
    41. Identify populations at risk for suicide and nursing care associated with suicidal ideation
    42. Identify structures, processed and functions of the brain
    43. Identify the rights of a client in psychiatric care
    44. Identify therapeutic and non-therapeutic verbal communication
    45. Identify various types of loss and understanding of the grieving process
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted