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Mental Health Nursing Course

Develop key communication and assessment skills to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to clients with psychiatric conditions

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with experienced educator Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

Mental health is not only a key focus area for NCLEX and other nursing exams, but you will encounter clients with concurrent mental health needs in any area of nursing and gaining proficiency in this subject is valuable in every clinical setting. Assessing for the wide range of complex psychiatric conditions while empathetically meeting the unique needs of patients can seem daunting.

This course covers the most important mental health diagnoses, including mood and personality disorders, schizophrenia, neurocognitive and neurodegenerative disorders, anxieties, and substance use. You will learn how to create a therapeutic environment, maintain your clients’ psychosocial integrity, and assess psychiatric patients. Additionally, the course covers access to and organization of psychiatric care, discussing crisis prevention, voluntary and involuntary admissions, and how to avoid liability.

An adaptive learning algorithm, downloadable Cheat Sheets, and a NCLEX-style Qbank are part of the learning platform, boosting retention and understanding. By the end of this course, you will be well-prepared for being tested on mental health topics on exams and to approach clients with mental health concerns confidently and compassionately.

191 Video Lessons

high-yield and engaging

220+ Qbank questions

with supporting AI-tutor

Spaced-Repetition quizzes

with 535+ questions

Concise study pages

breaking down complex Mental Health topics

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Comprehensive Video Library
Master core concepts with concise, easy-to-follow Video Lessons and a smart spaced review algorithm.
Downloadable Cheat Sheets
Study efficiently with key nursing concepts in a printable “at-a-glance” format.
Powerful NCLEX Qbank
Optimize your exam preparation with AI-supported, question-based learning.
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FAQs

What is mental health nursing?

Mental health nursing is also known as psychiatric nursing and is a special field of nursing practice. This involves the care of individuals with a mental health disorder. As a mental health nurse, you need advanced knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

What does a mental health nurse do?

The primary role of a mental health nurse is to provide care to patients with a psychiatric disorder. These are some areas of responsibility in detail:

  • Assessment and evaluation of the patient’s mental health
  • Support and education of the patients and their family
  • Development of treatment care plan

How do you become a mental health nurse?

To become a mental health nurse, you first need to be a registered nurse (RN) by earning a diploma, associate degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited nursing program. After that, you have to gain experience working as an RN. Through this clinical experience you have the opportunity to apply and expand your theoretical knowledge in practice. If you want to be a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), you can pursue an advanced degree.

What is the difference between mental health nursing and general nursing?

A general nurse takes care of everything around physical illness. On the other hand, a mental health nurse takes care of everything that has to do with mental illness. It’s hard to compare the two because, while both could be categorized as being in health care, they each require very different skills.

Can I try content for free?

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Can I download videos and materials?

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