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Disorders of mental health for LPN (PNRS 113)

 

Course Name

 

Disorders of Mental Health for LPNs

 

Course Description

 

This course is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who wish to enhance their skills in working with clients experiencing mental health issues and their families.

 

Theory related to mental health disorders including neurobiology and psychopharmacology are reviewed in this course. The major mental health disorders are also considered, including anxiety, mood, personality, eating and cognitive impairment disorders, addictions and schizophrenia.

 

LPNs may register for specific professional development purposes, or as part of the LPN Mental Health Nursing certificate program. Students interested in completing the certificate program must apply for admission and be accepted into the program. Details of the required documents and program application forms are available on the program web page. Please note that a maximum of one course completed for professional development may be applied toward satisfaction of certificate program requirements.

 

 

Subject Code

 

PNRS 113

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this course, students will

  • meet the learning objectives outlined in each section of the course material;
  • identify nursing interventions for working with people experiencing mental health disorders; and
  • develop self-awareness into own attitudes toward the various disorders of mental health.

 

 

Tuition

 

$796.00


Textbooks not included in tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.

 

 

Pre-requisites

 

Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is required. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration, but may be requested by Douglas College.

 

 

Course Content

 

Topics include:

  • ·neurobiology and psychopharmacology;
  • anxiety and somatoform disorders
  • mood disorders
  • schizophrenic disorders
  • substance-related disorders
  • personality disorders
  • eating disorders
  • cognitive disorders

 

 

Learning Resources

 

Videbeck, S. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

 

Ralph, I. Psychotropic Agents

 

Available through the Douglas College Bookstore.

 

 

Instruction Method

 

Interactive online course in Blackboard

 

Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.

 

 

Assignments

 

  • 5 short written assignments
  • 3 multiple-choice exams

 

 

Grading

 

 

Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).

 

This course may be taken for professional development, or as part of the LPN Mental Health Nursing Certificate.

 

 

Completion Timeframe

 

8 months (125 hours) from course start date

 

 

Registration and Course Start

 

Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: cehs@douglascollege.ca, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.

 

Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.

 

 Start Date  CRN  Deadline to Register
June 3, 2019 21274 May 24, 2019
July 2, 2019   21274  June 21, 2019  
August 6, 2019   21274  July 26, 2019  

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