In this course, within the context of the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual Framework, students will focus on developing the psychiatric nursing role and promoting health with client systems (individuals, families, groups, & communities) experiencing episodic, ongoing and complex health challenges in a variety of mental health care settings. Primary health care concepts, health promotion, and best practices in mental health are delineated for clinical focus areas of psychiatric nursing practice. Students will assume professional psychiatric nursing leadership roles in working as a member of the interprofessional health teams and inter-sector health care services. Students will have opportunities to apply specialized knowledge of psychiatric nursing concepts, research, health care delivery systems to client populations.
In this course, students engage in a variety of learning activities. Learning activities occur in classrooms and psychiatric nursing practice settings. Psychiatric nursing practice experience provides students with opportunities to apply knowledge and use skills related to psychiatric nursing within a holistic context. Critical reflection through journal writing and practice appraisal will allow exploration and integration of psychiatric nursing concepts, issues, and trends impacting the profession of psychiatric nursing.
The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.
This is a mastery course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will
This course builds on the knowledge and skills from the previous semesters. Evidence-informed practice is integrated throughout seven areas of competency. Students must achieve an expected level of competency based on learning outcomes met with minimal supervison from preceptor. Specific competency areas that will be addressed are:
Therapeutic Relationships and Therapeutic Use of Self
Body of Knowledge and Application
Quality Care and Client Safety
Ethical, Professional and Legal Responsibilities
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
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|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|