This course focuses on the application of the nursing process and therapeutic communication skills in the care of clients experiencing a variety of mental health disorders. Clinical practice settings include in- patient settings with adult clients. Hospitals and ambulatory care facilities serve as practice settings. Effective and therapeutic communication skills and clinical decision making are integrated. Pre-requisites: NUR 2013. Credit: 4 credit hours/3 theory and 1 clinical. (3 theory clock hours per week and 1 clinical clock hours per week with lab hour ratio 1 to 3; 45 total theory clock hours/ 45 total clinical clock hours)