2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 256 Psychological Issues in Healthcare II (1 credit)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Course Description
Psychological disorders across the lifespan with an emphasis on utilization of psychosocial nursing for assessment, intervention, and health promotion (continuation of NURS 166).

Student Outcomes
1) Compare how diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds impact patient, family, and community values regarding psychological disorders.
2) Prioritize evidence in determining legislation for patients with psychological disorders.
3) Utilize variation and measurement in assessing the effectiveness of treatment modalities.
4) Demonstrate knowledge of the contributions of others on the healthcare team in helping patient/family achieve psychological health goals.
5) Summarize strategies to promote safety of the patient and healthcare team.
6) Utilize teaching materials, online patient charting, interpreter services and other modalities to ensure holistic patient communication.

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