Prerequisites: Nil.

This course explores the history, philosophy, development, roles, responsibilities and present day practice of psychiatric nursing. Consideration will be given to the concepts of health, especially mental health. Conceptual frameworks of psychiatric nursing theory and care will be discussed. The nursing process, legislated role of the psychiatric nurse, the standards of practice and the ethical code governing the profession will be introduced. This is an introductory course and anyone interested in exploring psychiatric nursing is encouraged to register.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Successors: 69:153.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:152 in the BU Course Transfer Database.