This course examines the nursing care of individuals experiencing common medical conditions within a psychiatric nursing context. Attention will be given to pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatment approaches of select medical conditions and the role of the psychiatric nurse in providing care to individuals and their families. The theory will be supported by a weekly 8 hour clinical experience under supervision in an appropriate setting.
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 69:263 and 69:264.
6 lecture hours per week, 8 clinical hours per week, one term.