Community Psychiatric Nursing

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Community Psychiatric Nursing



Course Description

This course focuses on introducing basic and foundational concepts related to community Psychiatric health nursing. Students will explore public health and the barriers and facilitators associated with managing psychiatric disease/illness in a complex and evolving healthcare system.

Also, the course provides theoretical and clinical knowledge with the aim of acquiring skills related to the integrated nursing care of people with psychiatric and psychological disorders and the learning and application of the principles of mental health in the fields of community psychiatric nursing.


  • the psychiatric nurse’s role as a provider of care and as a coordinator of family care for clients having mental disorders,
  • the concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention are applied to these behavioural disorders,
  • the psychiatric nurse’s pursuit to promote continuity of care for the client in the outpatient agencies and in the family settung,are discussed.