Nursing Practice: Community Health & Mental Health

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 3413
Credits
5.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
8
Method Of Instruction
Clinical
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this nursing practice experience, students have opportunities to provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to vulnerable individuals, families, groups and communities. The focus of this course is persons with mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders. In addition, the nursing care of persons in a variety of community settings is emphasized.
Course Content

In this experiential course, a population health approach to providing nursing care for vulnerable individuals, families, groups, and communities is emphasized. Building on previous learning, nursing practice experiences reflect the concepts and essential content from all courses in the semester and the core curriculum concepts.  Nursing Practice experiences occur in a variety of mental health and community settings.

Nursing Process

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

Professional Standards

  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Knowledge-based practice
  • Client-focused provision of service
  • Ethical practice

Role of the Nurse

  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Holistic health assessment
  • Collaboration with clients
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Nursing practice decision-making
  • Care planning
  • Ensuring client safety
  • Reflective practice
  • Scope of practice
  • Practice standards
Methods Of Instruction

It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as decision-making analysis, group discussion and reflection on practice.  

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.  A nursing practice assessment form is used to guide nursing practice course evaluation.  This form includes indicators of successful nursing practice at the end of the semester.  Nursing practice congruent with these indicators is an essential component of successful completion of this course.  This is a mastery course. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Using a relational practice perspective and a population health approach, provide safe, competent, compassionate, evidence-informed nursing care to persons experiencing mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders.
  • Using a relational practice perspective and a population health approach, provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to persons in variety of community settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of others as unique beings who affect, and are affected by, their context in decision-making and planning care for vulnerable individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Use knowledge from a variety of sources to critically reflect on issues and trends in population health, mental health promotion, and substance use and consider implications for nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities including the ability to advocate for vulnerable clients.
  • With assistance, participate in interprofessional and intersectoral collaboration. 
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. 

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35089
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Stephany
Kathleen
Open
NURS 3413 080 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
5
3
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35090
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Dhaliwal
Sharondeep
Open
NURS 3413 081 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
6
2
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35091
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Ross
Charlotte
Full
NURS 3413 082 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35092
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kane
Jennifer
Full
NURS 3413 083 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35093
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Gatcho
Sheila
Open
NURS 3413 084 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35094
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Bhopal
Balbeer
Open
NURS 3413 085 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35095
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Piddocke
Pamela
Open
NURS 3413 086 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35096
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Hammond
Susan
Full
NURS 3413 087 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0