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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NURSING COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2009 COURSE NUMBER NUR 4535 COURSE TITLE Nursing Care Management: Mental Health Nursing CREDITS 3 PLACEMENT BSN Program - Generic Track PREREQUISITES All First and Second Semester Nursing Courses COREQUISITES NUR 4535L: Clinical Nursing: Mental Health Care Application NUR 4635: Nursing Care Management: Community NUR 4635L: Clinical Nursing: Community Health Care Application FACULTY M. Josephine Snider, EdD, RN [email protected] HPNP4203 (352) 273-6392 Office hours: Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm DEPARTMENT CHAIR Jennifer H. Elder, PhD, RN, FAAN [email protected] HPNP 4221 (352) 273-6359 Office hours: By appointment only COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides the student with the knowledge base to utilize selected theories, concepts and research in the prevention and nursing management of mental disorders in clients throughout the life span. Emphasis is given to the interaction among clients’ biological, affective, and cognitive subsystems and the external environment. Critical thinking is required in the analysis of selected case studies, including assessment and treatment planning . COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Discuss the role and functions of the psychiatric-mental health nurse within the context of the evolving mental health care delivery system. 2. Compare and contrast selected theories, conceptual frameworks, and research related to human behavior and the etiology, prevention, and management of selected mental disorders. 3. Discuss the interaction of the client subsystems (biological, affective, and cognitive) with the external environment as related to mental health and mental disorders.
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NUR 4535 COURSE SYLLABUS PAGE 2 COURSE OBJECTIVES (continued): 4. Utilize common nursing and psychiatric classification systems in the analysis of case studies of clients with selected mental disorders. 5. Identify concepts of stigma theory and the effects of stigma on client, family, community, and societal systems. 6. Analyze ethical and legal issues related to providing safe, responsible, and accountable nursing care to clients with mental disorders.
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