Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing Care provides the student the opportunity to study the care for clients with mental health and addiction issues in a variety of care settings. The course addresses the physical and psycho-social care needed by clients and/or their significant others. This care also includes nursing care typically offered, strategies to promote health or reduce risks, and health teaching. Students will continue to increase their ability to use clinical reasoning and the nursing process in a variety of care delivery settings, including community support offerings and will explore health policies that support or hinder providing health care to those with mental health issues.
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