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Final Course Reflection




It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.


Answer the following question:

Based on the course learning objectives listed below, explaining the most important concepts you learned from this course and how you think you might apply these concepts in your future career?

Course Objectives

1. Describe basic concepts of mental health nursing including delivery of patient care, critical thinking, health education/promotion, nursing process and current issues in psychiatric nursing.

2. Discuss the neurobiological and psychosocial theories related to mental illness and describe treatment modalities in the holistic care of the mentally ill.

3. Collaborate and communicate effectively with mental health patients and their families, peers, and interdisciplinary team members.

4. Describe the patient’s response to illness and integrate current acceptable practice and research into holistic health care for mentally ill patients and their families.

5. Apply legal and ethical concepts related to the practice of nursing in the mental health setting.

6. Use the nursing process to support optimal well-being of mentally ill patients and their families with implementation of safe and effective care.

Due Date: Your initial post is due by Tuesday at 11:59 am CT. There are no exceptions!

Peer responses are NOT required for this Week 16 Discussion.