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Mental Health Nursing Lab

NPT 119LW

Mental Health Nursing Lab

NPT 119LW

Course Description

Prerequisite: NPT 102AW and NPT 102ALW with a minimum grade of "C." Concurrent enrollment in NPT 119. Provides clinical opportunities to apply the ADN competencies of Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity and Spirit of Inquiry while providing nursing care for patients in selected mental health settings. Students will focus on the application of therapeutic communication techniques, psychiatric assessment skills, integration of psychopharmacology and the nursing process. For successful completion, a grade of at least a "C" must be earned in this course and concurrent theory course NPT 119W (lab grade will the the same as theory grade). (0-45)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, and Spirit of Inquiry while developing Professional Identity as an ADN to improve the quality of care of patients, families, and communities.

Objectives:

  • Applies ethical and legal guidelines to maternity/pediatric/mental health care and communications concerns regarding ethical dilemmas of maternity/pediatric/mental health patients to appropriate personnel.
  • Recognizes significant information, seeks clarification in the policy and procedure manuals and adds to plan of care.
  • Identifies diverse practices influencing health care outomes from maternity/pediatric/mental health patients.
  • Uses knowledge of holistic influences when providing care to maternity/pediatric/menthal health patients and their families.
  • Interprets nursing literature for usefulness in care of maternity/pediatric/mental health patients
  • Analyzes and interprets assessment data to select priority nursing diagnoses for maternity/pediatric/mental health patients.
  • Develops an individualized plan of care with realistic and measurable goals, implements plan of care, and makes adjustments after consulting with instructor.
  • Evaluates goals and revises plan of care with the input of instructor.
  • Identifies and demonstrates patient centered teaching applying teaching/learning principles to maternity/pediatric/mental health patients.
  • Explains and demonstrates professional nursing behaviors.
  • Participates as a team member to design, promote and model effective use of technology and standardized practices that support safety and quality.
  • Administers and evaluates enteral, topical, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous medications to maternity/pediatric/mental health patients with required supervision, adhering to Medication Administration Assessment Tool.
  • Adapts therapeutic communication techniques while caring for maternity/pediatric/mental health patients and support systems in a confidential manner.
  • Identifies situations where patient advocacy may be indicated and suggests appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Recognizes and follows through with delegated tasks.
  • Using a problem-solving approach, communicates to peers and other members of the health care team regarding the care of maternity/pediatric/mental health patients.