HNR 252 - Mental Health Nursing-Clinical

Course Description

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 251. A variety of clinical settings addressing mental health issues in acute care, long-term care, and in community agencies are utilized. Emphasis is placed upon the exercise of critical thinking in addressing mental health issues and concerns. Additionally, students identify and analyze community resources of use to persons with mental health issues. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

HNR 125 and HNR 107 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 126 with a grade of S


HNR 251

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Employs nursing actions based on decisions that are consistent with standards of nursing practice, established policies and procedures, and legal/ethical parameters.
  • Apply the concepts learned in HNR251 to selected individuals with mental health/psychiatric issues.
  • Evaluates holistic patient -centered care provided to an assigned group of patients.
  • Integrates professional communication skills to facilitate shared decision-making in providing patient-centered care, and in promoting effective team functioning.
Human Dimension:
  • Integrates safe care practices that minimize the potential for harm to patients, self, and other health care team members. (quantitative reasoning)(Safety).
  • Facilitate clients' use of hospital and/or community resources.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty, accountability, maintain patient safety, and maintains patient confidentiality, privacy, respect, and dignity.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Integrates various types of thinking required to implement the nursing process.