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Specialty Nurs (ASN)
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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter and Summer 1st Block
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, 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.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Become proficient in eliciting and summarizing the patient's communication regarding thoughts, feelings, and themes relating to the client's understanding of their own stewardship, knowledge of health and illness, functionality and caring relationships in a professional rather than a social manner.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Begin to develop a consistent approach to assessment of the individual with psychiatric mental health challenges.

2. Begin to apply psychiatric nursing diagnoses to clinical problems identified as needing nursing intervention.

3. Begin to formulate appropriate patient/client goals with the input and buy-in of the individual being cared for and a recognition of ways to use self therapeutically.

4. Begin to intervene using the basic level nursing interventions for psychiatric nursing.

5. Intervene using self therapeutically in the relationship.

6. Evaluate interventions based on their impact on the desired outcome.

REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100 and NURS 100A, Concurrent Enrollment in Psych 310
OTHER: Lab Fee: $5.00
NCLEX Review Fee: $30
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004