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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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ADN 466 - Clinical Practicum 4

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 90
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This practicum provides an opportunity for students to utilize the nursing process in a variety of mental health settings. This course will prepare the student with clinical knowledge and skills for entry level associate degree nursing practice. A pass/fail grade is earned for this clinical course.

Corequisites: ADN 465 - Psychiatric Mental Health Care
Prerequisites: PNN 621 - Life Span Health Care  and  PNN 622 - Clinical Practicum 2   
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Simulation Access Fee: $50.00

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Create a nursing care plan that enhances the care delivery in a mental
health or substance abuse setting to protect the client and other health
care personnel.
2. Apply nursing care of the client with a mental illness or substance
abuse diagnosis that incorporates specialized knowledge or
differentiates expected growth and development principles; promotes
prevention and early detection of mental health problems; and
integrates strategies to achieve optimal mental health.
3. Apply nursing care that promotes and supports emotional, mental and
social well-being with acute or chronic mental illness during stressful
4. Understand psychiatric nursing care related to the administration of
medications and other therapies.
5. Evaluate and reduce the likelihood that clients with mental health and
substance abuse concerns will develop complications or health
problems related to existing conditions, treatments or procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. Understand safe and effective nursing skills and evaluate priority
needs as they affect the individual with a mental health or substance
abuse disorders.
2. Apply critical thinking skills using the nursing process a framework for
the development of a plan of care for the patient with mental illness
and substance abuse disorders.
3. Evaluate the client with a mental illness or substance abuse disorders
and their family’s well-being with attention to educational needs, safety,
ethical, legal, and organizational standards of care.
4. Apply nursing skills and theories in planning and implementing care for
the client with common or complex mental health or substance abuse
5. Apply effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communications skills
when caring for a client with a mental illness or substance abuse
6. Actively participate in recreational therapy, various groups, team
meetings, occupational therapy or other therapies as assigned.
7. Recognize the importance of confidentiality and apply it to all areas of
8. Expand self-awareness through written introspection. 

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