Nov 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
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PNN 404 - Introduction into Behavioral Health

BIO 151, BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, and EDU 160
PNN 113, PNN 231

3 credit(s)


This course introduces the practical nursing student to basic concepts that deal with behavioral health and mental illness. It includes community resources, interpersonal communication, and a beginning look at psychotropic medications.

Course Learning Outcomes

1.  Identify the foundations and principles of Mental Health Concepts.

2.  Utilize the steps of the nursing process, including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions, and evaluating interventions of patients with mental health disparities.

3.  Identify the legal aspects affecting the care and treatment of clients with mental health disparities.

4.  Educate the family and patient regarding available resources for the care and management of clients with mental health disparities.

5.  Apply knowledge of pharmacological classifications, actions, side effects, and safe methods for administration of commonly prescribed mental health medications.

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