LPN 140

Concepts of Practical Nursing for Mental Health

This course covers a broad range of emotional and psychological mental health issues pertaining to the well-being of patients within the scope of practice for the LPN. Course content includes: material related to accidents, communicable diseases, cognitive impairment, child/elder abuse recognition and prevention, postpartum depression, and the emotional aspects of the family. Students gain comprehensive knowledge about nursing care for the geriatric patient. Grief, death, and dying concepts are incorporated into the total patient care.