Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
225 Jeanette Lancaster WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course builds on acquired health assessment skills and introduces psychosocial research and theory needed to provide holistic care to clients across the lifespan. The course will explore mental health disorders and addictions experienced globally, evaluate research evidence to determine optimal interventions, master mental health nursing competencies, and learn resiliency principles needed to provide compassionate care for self and others.
This course provides the opportunity for students to develop basic understanding and skills in psychiatric nursing interventions with patients in inpatient and community care system. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a large repertoire of advanced nursing care strategies and application of these skills to certain patient groups and the patient care environment.