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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing 202 - Fundamentals of Psychiatric Nursing

Version 1: 110 hours (5.5 weeks); includes 27.5 hours lecture/discussion and 82.5 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience. Version 2: 100 hours (5 weeks); includes 25 hours lecture/discussion and 75 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience.
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT.

Version 1: July 1996 - May 2000. Version 2: June 2000 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 or 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: relate core knowledge and core behaviors to the nursing care of clients with mental illness; plan psychiatric nursing care for individuals, families and groups to promote, maintain, and restore their physiological and psychosocial integrity by incorporating community resources; prepare nursing care for the client with mental illness using the core behaviors essential for nursing practice within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act; build the nursing plan of care using the nursing process to implement, manage, document and evaluate care of clients with mental illness; identify the cultural, spiritual, social and environmental impact upon the clients' and families' ability to meet mental health needs in the delivery of evidence-based mental health nursing care; demonstrate therapeutic communication techniques exercising civility and reciprocal caring within the multidisciplinary psychiatric team; and perform safe, effective and competent mental health nursing care using critical thinking and sound nursing judgment skills.

Version 1 or 2: Nursing 202 explores the psychosocial and physiologic integrity of mental health and illnesses. Students examine the social and environmental impact upon clients' and families' abilities to meet mental health needs. Students refine their delivery of nursing care and therapeutic communication skills through interactions with clients. Students are encouraged to examine their personal values and feelings in caring for clients with mental health illnesses. Students assist the health care team in a variety of mental health settings.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours (2 lecture and 2 clinical) in Nursing (9/98) (8/03 revalidation) (9/08 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation).