NURS 646 - Clinical Lab IV: Community and Mental Health (4)

Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN degree program. This community based practical application course focuses on clinical leadership skills and knowledge required to care for clients experiencing complex physiological and psychological problems. Nursing interventions and clinical leadership in the care of vulnerable populations are emphasized. Care customization, community partnerships, and accountability for outcomes, client advocacy, and community health risk assessments are some of the skills required for successful completion of this course. The use of evidence based practice and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams are two of the methods used to strengthen decision making skills while working with in community mental health. A School of Nursing-issued "Health Clearance" form, given to the students after fulfilling specific pre-clinical requirements, should be submitted to the instructor at the first clinical meeting of the semester.