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This course leads you through the mental health topics likely to be tested on the NCLEX® exam, where mental health encompasses approximately 9% of the questions. Explore the concepts of mental health throughout the various growth and development stages of life that result in a therapeutic patient environment by watching high-yield video lessons, practicing with NCLEX®-style review questions, and studying with downloadable lecture notes and cheat sheets.

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185+ Mental Health Video Lessons

Short and concise video lessons offer downloadable slides and multilingual subtitles.

220+ Mental Health Exam Practice Questions

Our exam-simulating interface is designed to help you familiarize yourself with actual mental health test situations.

535+ Questions for Better Recall

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Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

Mental Health

William Paterson University

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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FAQs

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.

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

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. 

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.

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

Mental health nurses are allowed to give injections.

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.

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

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.