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Foundations of Mental Health Nursing

Our mental health NP provides real life examples and breaks down the key concepts

Mental Health for nurses

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This course addresses topics likely to be tested in the NCLEX exam which refer to concepts of mental health throughout the various growth and development stages of life that result in a therapeutic patient environment. The topics in this section typically encompass approximately 9% of the NCLEX exam. This percentage may vary up to + 3% depending upon the distribution in the content area.

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16+ hours

Mental health nursing video content.

6 minutes

Average time per video.

400+ questions

For better recall.

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Outstanding Presenter.

Diana Shenefield is terrific. She engages the viewer with her enthusiasm, her passion for the subject matter and her knowledge of the topic. While I'm a physician and not a nurse, patient care topics are vitally important for all healthcare practitioners. Diana's lectures are appropriate for any audience relating to patient care. - Dr Glenn

Two thumbs up!

Very useful, especially for people who are planning to take the NCLEX and have no time to attend a review class. - Christian

Very professional! Excellent pacing …

Very professional! Excellent pacing and comfortable, easy-to-listen to speaking voice. - Anne

High yield and clear

Fantastic. High yield with clear information. Very succinct and specific. Clearly laid out and organized. - Victoria

Chemical and Other Dependencies

Very thorough summary review and topic detailed discussion without going off topic. - Celeste

Best nursing app so far!

I like it because the teaching was very clear. The illustrations used as examples always aid understanding better and enables effective learning. - Ifeoma

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While watching Lecturio’s mental health nursing video lectures, you’ll be shown recall questions not only to test your understanding but also to empower your active learning. Are you ready to test your knowledge?

About your mental health educator, Brenda

Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

Dr. Brenda Marshall is a Professor of Nursing at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, where she is also the director of the Center for Research in the College of Science and Health. She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and a specialist in mental health, trauma and substance use disorders, running her own private practice in Oakland, NJ. Dr. Marshall received her Bachelor’s degree from Eisenhower College, holds several Master’s degrees and got her Doctor of education (EdD) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Furthermore, she is a Fulbright Scholar Specialist in Mental Health and a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Dr. Marshall is also an author of several publications, as well as peer reviewed journal articles.

Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

Dr. Brenda Marshall is a Professor of Nursing at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, where she is also the director of the Center for Research in the College of Science and Health. She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and a specialist in mental health, trauma and substance use disorders, running her own private practice in Oakland, NJ. Dr. Marshall received her Bachelor’s degree from Eisenhower College, holds several Master’s degrees and got her Doctor of education (EdD) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Furthermore, she is a Fulbright Scholar Specialist in Mental Health and a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Dr. Marshall is also an author of several publications, as well as peer reviewed journal articles.

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Frequently asked questions about mental health nursing

1. What is mental health for 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, helping those people recover and improve their life quality. As mental health nurses you need advanced knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

2. 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:

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

3. 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 an psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) you can pursue an advanced degree. As soon as you have achieved this degree you need to pass the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination.

4. Is mental health nursing hard?

Mental health nursing is tough because caring for mentally ill patients can be emotionally draining. Also, the stress level of a mental health nurse is very high. The job is also demanding because there is an immense amount of medication and side effects that you have to know.

5. What skills do you need to become a mental health nurse?

PMHNPs and mental health nurses should be able to:

  • Understand a patient’s medical and psychiatric history
  • Assess a patient’s symptoms and causes & track progress
  • Demonstrate empathy for patients and help patients cope with chronic issues
  • Administer/monitor medication
  • Exhibit patience with those who struggle to recover
  • Provide counseling to patients and their families

6. Do mental health nurses give injections?

Mental health nurses are allowed to give injections.

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

A general nurse takes care for 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.

8. Why should I be a mental health nurse?

There are a lot of reasons why you should become a mental health nurse:

  • for a personal reward because you are able to help people in need
  • the demand is greater than ever and related with that there is a high earning potential “

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Great resource

by Pandora M. on 2022-03-21 for Crisis Intervention (Nursing)

Amazing thank you. Very concise. Really helped me with my assignment.

Couldnt be Better

by Lizandro R. on 2022-01-17 for Understanding Mental Health (Nursing)

Great explanation. Good break down an introduction to Mental Health

Worth every cent. Thorugh Explenations

by Lizandro R. on 2022-01-14 for Manic Episode (Nursing)

Lecturio you have done it again. One could truly see the great preparation that these professors have, first with professor Lawes and now with professor Marshall. The explanations are very broken down for a great understanding and the questions at the end motivate me to pay close attention to the video. Great Job

Great Course

by Steph S. on 2022-01-13 for Schizophrenia (Nursing)

Excellent detail and delivery touches on important points from pathophys and anatomy to nursing interventions and strategies

Great Summaries, Lacks Substance at times

by Steph S. on 2022-01-12 for Mental Health (Nursing) (release in progress)

The order of the delivery of each course seemed a little odd at times. For example, Bipolar and depressive disorders jump around a bit between relevant content. Having the physiological components first can help in understanding the content on disorders later too rather than at the end of the course. Also for treatments, listing off medication names isn't particularly helpful in consolidating with practice. Otherwise good clear summaries of content.

great description

by Nicole E. on 2021-12-31 for Manic Episode (Nursing)

great details about manic episode in this video about manic episodes

Exceptional instructors

by Ravinder A. on 2021-12-29 for Alcohol Use Disorder (Nursing)

Absolutely wonderful resource for nursing students!! Great job done to help students struggling with putting the pieces together. Now I am having deeper understanding of the concepts

Would like more detail

by Christin P. on 2021-12-07 for Tobacco Use Disorder (Nursing)

The lecture was ok but I would like to see a little more information, a little more detail.

On point

by Christin P. on 2021-12-07 for Alcohol Use Disorder: Medications and Treatment (Nursing)

The lectures are great. They are short if your crunched for time but they also carry on for a full lecture on the topics.

Great detail !

by Alexis M. on 2021-11-02 for Schizophrenia: Etiology and Pathophysiology (Nursing)

Awesome lecture Brenda, very concise and to the point. By talking about the exact hormones that affect the brain, their transmitters and the exact etiology behind schizophrenia right at the beginning is helpful for me! So when they are repeated later, it is easier to remember. Thanks for this

Great lecture!

by Young B. on 2021-10-29 for Negative Symptoms and Progression of Schizophrenia (Nursing)

I have been searching online for few days since my first lecture of Psych. I am ESL student; these new concepts were nightmare for me to understand. But this ALL lectures from Dr. Marshall, opens my understanding.... Thank You so much! I feel like now I am ready for my class.

Mental illness, knowing the details

by Mary B. on 2021-10-11 for Mental Health across the Lifespan (Nursing)

I appreciated the amount of information and the intent of valuing the ways a person can see the difference between a few days of sadness and a disorder.

No interaction

by mona Y. on 2019-07-17 for Psychosocial Integrity (Nursing)

Made me sleepy, she was just reading a slides. There was not interaction between audience/ students and instructor.

Chemical and Other Dependencies

by Celeste S. on 2019-01-31 for Chemical and Other Dependencies (Nursing)

Very thorough summary review and topic detailed discussion without going off topic.

Outstanding Presenter.

by Dr Glenn G. on 2018-06-29 for Sensory/Perceptual Alterations (Nursing)

Diana Shenefield is terrific. She engages the viewer with her enthusiasm, her passion for the subject matter and her knowledge of the topic. While I'm a physician and not a nurse, patient care topics are vitally important for all healthcare practitioners. Diana's lectures are appropriate for any audience relating to patient care.

Very professional! Excellent pacing …

by Anne Vanderputten on 2016-06-15 for Stress Management (Nursing)

Very professional! Excellent pacing and comfortable, easy-to-listen to speaking voice.

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