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SPECIALTY NURS
CLASS CODE: NURS 103 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to increase the studentís self-awareness and application of the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, to the holistic concerns of themselves and others. The major psychiatric disorders, common psychiatric problems, and mental-health issues that people deal with over the life span are covered.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to increase the studen4s self-awareness and application of the nursing process, using the Conceptual Framework as a guide, to the holistic concerns of themselves and others. The major psychiatric disorders, common psychiatric problems, and mental-health issues that people deal with over the life span are covered.
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OBJECTIVES: Nurse Agency (Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, professionalism and knowledge, incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency, and the nursing process)

1. Become knowledgeable and conversant about psychiatric conditions, principles, and nursing interventions thus taking stewardship of personal and professional goals.

2. Become aware of self while establishing working "therapeutic" rather than social relationships with others in various psychiatric settings through appropriate use of therapeutic verbal and non-verbal communication.

3. Begin to demonstrate more caring behaviors in midst of difficult client interactions as evidenced by attitudes of empathy and acceptance while providing primary health care to individuals with psychiatric problems.

4. Become increasingly more professional as ethical practitioners.

Nursing Process (Assessment, Diagnoses, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Incorporating Critical
REQUIREMENTS: Nursing 103 requires 4 hours of classroom activity each week and two 5-hour clinical days a week at State Hospital South in Blackfoot (Wednesdays & Fridays). In addition, students will be going to District 7 Mental Health Facilities in Idaho Falls (150 Shoup Ave) 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Post conferences after the clinical experience are held at State Hospital South to help integrate the practical application of concepts taught. Patient assignments are planned to reflect the kinds of health problems discussed in the classroom whenever possible. It will take approximately one hour to complete a computer tutorial of cases found on computers in the AT Room or on the computer in the Lab at the Nursing Department. You may do this as a combined small group activity.
Class Attendance: Attendance at class lectures and demonstrations is important because they are vital learning resources to assist you on written examinations, class quizzes and in your clinical work. It is also during lectures that college and depart
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100 and NURS 100A, Concurrent Enrollment in Psych 310
OTHER: Lab Fee: $5.00
NCLEX Review Fee: $30
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004