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course reader 127A -S 10 - 1 N127A Psychiatric Nursing...

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N127A – Psychiatric Nursing Theory – Spring, 2009 Table of content Course description 2 Learning objectives 2 Required readings 4 Assignments and grading policy 5 Course schedule 8 San José State University School of Nursing NURS 127A, Nursing Theory V-A- 2 Units Instructor: Chia-Ling Mao, Ph.D., RN-BC Office location: Health Building 308 Telephone: 408-924-3152 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Monday 2:30-5:00pm; Tuesday 2:00-4:30pm Class days/time: Friday 8:00-9:50 am Classroom: IRC 302 Prerequisites: Completion of Semester 6 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the quick links/faculty web page links on the SJSU home page after the first week of classes. You are responsible for regularly checking with the new messaging system through MySJSU. This will be used for updates, etc. You may not reply to this message, use my email address, insert email address here, for questions, etc. Course Description and Goals Concepts for nursing in psychiatric-mental health settings with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. Systems approach integrates psychiatric/mental health nursing care for individuals, families and communities with complex health problems. 1
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Student Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this course and incorporating The ANA, APNA, ISPN (2007) Psychiatric-Mental; Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and the Professional Nurse Practice Act, upon completion of this course, the student will: LO1. review research findings from nursing and other disciplines related to psychiatric- mental health nursing; LO2. recognize therapeutic nursing interventions that are safe and culturally competent for clients with psychiatric-mental health disorders; LO3. select communication skills that promote positive outcomes and understanding for clients, groups and families with actual and potential psychiatric-mental health problems; LO4. describe neurobiological knowledge to care practices and client teaching; LO5. evaluate the effects of medications on clients, including symptom control, side effects, toxicity, and potential interactions with other medications and substances; L05.1 explain common alternative medicine approaches used in treatment of psychiatric disorders; LO6. recognize the taxonomy systems commonly used in care of clients with psychiatric disorders; LO7. evaluate the degree of evidence-based care available to support common nursing actions; LO8. identify outcome measurements to evaluate interventions and care strategies;
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