This course is the first of two exploring nursing care of individuals experiencing a range of medical conditions. Attention will be given to pathophysiology, diagnostic methods, treatment approaches, and nursing interventions. The emphasis in Medical Nursing for Psychiatric Nurses I will be on pathophysiology and diagnostic methods. Psychosocial needs of the individual and the family will be considered. Attention will be given to the implications of concurrent mental illness. Students will demonstrate complex nursing and technological skills in a laboratory environment.
3 lecture hours per term, 3 laboratory hours per term , one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:263 in the BU Course Transfer Database.