||NSG325 - Psychosocial Nursing
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|Course Description: This course demonstrates the relevance of psychosocial nursing concepts to all areas of professional practice. It provides a conceptual integration of the nursing process, theories, and research from the biopsychosocial sciences and humanities to promote mental health and provide care to elderly people and people with mental disorders. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 325A is required.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Utilize knowledge of gerontologic and mental health problems to plan safe care based on scientific rationale.
- Understand and apply knowledge in relation to diagnostic tests and therapeutic measures used in care of the older adult and/or mentally ill patient.
- Identify psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors which impact the hospitalized older adult and/or mentally ill patient and relate these changes to the patient's health care needs.
- Utilize current research findings which have implications for providing evidenced-base nursing care.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN) (Nevada)
- Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the standards of entry into the profession.
- Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other members of the healthcare team.
- Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on multiple sources of collected data while considering culturally specific and congruent care.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies related to identified nursing diagnoses.
- Work with families across the lifespan, identifying learning needs and culturally specific interventions to implement teaching strategies in order to achieve mutually defined health care goals.
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (L.V.N.-TO-B.S.N.)(California)
- Analyze and synthesize current findings from nursing research
and research in related fields.
- Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the
standards of entry into the profession.
- Demonstrate competency and leadership in organizing care for a
caseload of clients.
- Demonstrate competency by meeting standards of care in
providing nursing care to a diverse set of clients in a
- Develop a critical stance on professional issues related to
nursing practice, education, and knowledge development by
analyzing the historical and contemporary environments in
- Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other
members of the healthcare team.
- Evaluate current findings from relevant research for utilization
- Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on multiple sources
of collected data.
- Manage multiple patients in a variety of settings by prioritizing
and appropriately using/incorporating available resources.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies with patient-related
identified nursing diagnoses.
- Practice professional nursing using theory and knowledge as a
basis for practice.
- Use computer technologies to augment productivity and to gain
access to multiple informational resource services.
- Work with families across the lifespan to identify learning needs
and implement teaching strategies to achieve mutually defined
Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.
Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations
National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
- 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)
Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help
- Recorded class presentations
- Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures