Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-543-110 054802 Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-543-110 NURSING: MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY CONCEPTS ...this course will cover topics related to the delivery of community and mental health care. Specific health needs of individuals, families, and groups will be addressed across the lifespan. Attention will be given to diverse and at-risk populations. Mental health concepts will concentrate on adaptive/maladaptive behaviors and specific mental health disorders. Community resources will be examined in relation to specific types of support offered to racial, ethnic, economically diverse individuals and groups. (Prerequisites:Accepted in Nursing-AD program; 10-543-105, Nsg Health Alterations; 10-543-106, Nursing Health Promotion; 10-543-107, Nsg Clin Care Across Lifespan; 10-543-108, Nsg Intro to Clinical Care Mgmt; 10-801-196, Oral/Interpersonal Communication)
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Assess a community including the relationships among individuals, groups, and health
  2. Manage nursing care for the health needs for the community (including vulnerable populations such as disabled, homeless, mentally ill, elderly, teens, chronically ill, culturally diverse)
  3. Analyze the role of the nurse in providing safe care related to environmental hazards and emergency preparedness
  4. Analyze concepts of mental health nursing
  5. Manage care for patients experiencing anxiety disorders
  6. Manage care for patients experiencing mood disorders
  7. Manage care for patients experiencing personality disorders
  8. Manage care for patients experiencing thought disorders
  9. Manage care for patients with mental health disorders of childhood and adolescence
  10. Manage care for patients experiencing substance abuse
  11. Manage care for patients and families experiencing domestic violence
  12. Manage care for patients experiencing eating disorders