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Mental Health and Community Nursing Practice

Course Code NUPD-743
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course provides a continuous practice experience that will consolidate previous learning and allow opportunities for Registered Practical Nurses and internationally educated nurses to advance their mental health and community nursing practice expertise for clients and/or families. This course will provide students with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of mental health, crisis management and examine how the social, cultural, economic and political environment of mental health will influence his/her practice. This course will also focus on a social issue related to their clinical practice with an emphasis on health promotion. Students will be able to develop both cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to perform patient assessments and analyze this data to develop a plan of care for clients within the home and community settings.