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NSG 2521 — Psychosocial Nursing

Credit Hours: 3.00   Total Contact Hours: 5.02   Lecture Hours: 1.89   Lab Hours: 0.40   Clinical/Other Hours: 2.73  

Provides opportunities to acquire knowledge regarding the psychosocial characteristics of the individual in the context of the nursing process. Specific topics include the human needs of sexuality, emotional security, communication and cognition, love and belonging, self-esteem, and self-actualization. Emphasis is placed on nursing care of patients with psychosocial health problems promoting collaboration, patient centered care, and evidence-based practice. Opportunities are provided for the student to utilize therapeutic communication techniques and structuring of interpersonal relationships in scheduled laboratory and clinical experiences. The student builds upon previously acquired knowledge from general education and applied general education course work. Clinical opportunities are provided for the students to give safe and competent nursing care to patients in structured settings. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: BIO 1120, BHS 1711, NSG 1523, NSG 1524
Corequisites: NSG 1721.