Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing
8.0 / Upper
Based on material typically taught in a sequence of courses in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Measures knowledge and understanding of the theoretical/therapeutic foundations for psychiatric/mental health nursing practice and tests the application of this knowledge and understanding to the nursing care of clients, using the nursing process as an organizing framework. Within this framework, the client system is defined as the individual, the family, the small group, or the community, with major emphasis on the individual. (This exam does NOT apply toward the Excelsior College nursing degrees. Multiple-choice examination.)
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