Describe the foundations of mental health nursing

Directions:Initial PostAreas for reflection:Describe how you achieved each course competency including at least one example of new knowledge gained related to that competency Describe how you achieved the transferable skill, Communication, including at least one example of new knowledge gained related to the transferable skill Describe how this new knowledge will impact your nursing practice.

Course Competencies

Describe the foundations of mental health nursing.Explain current legal issues and social concerns in mental healthcare.Select appropriate nursing interventions for clients with certain cognitive, addictive and psychotic conditions.Evaluate nursing care strategies for clients with certain mental health/mood/personality and eating disorders.Assemble nursing care interventions for clients with mental health/stress related disorders.Identify factors that impact mental health in special populations.

Transferable Skills

Communication: Displaying capability in writing, reading and oral communication; understanding of non-verbal language.