psychiatric nursing courses

Groupwork- The Key To Success

Wow, week 5 of semester 5 already! We have all learned our psychosocial rehabilitation preceptorship sites now, and we are all busily preparing for it, with various orientations to complete. However, classwork continues and we must not forget the myriad of work and assignments that are still due in the coming weeks. Semester 5 brings…

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All About WOMEN and how that relates to Psychiatric Nursing

So, Introduction to Woman Studies. Many might ask what relevance that has to mental health, or if the study related to women and mental illness. In short, no. Similar to the Aboriginal Peoples in Canada course, there are many people with opposing views of what is feminism and what role it plays in contemporary Canadian…

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Learning about Pharmacology as a Psychiatric Nurse

So, pharmacology, what is it? What does it do for us? Why do we need to know it? And how significant is it to our role as psychiatric nurses? A lot. Firstly, pharmacology is the study of drugs, this includes their origin, chemical composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic and non-labelled uses, and toxicology. For us as psychiatric…

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Psychodrama Course in the Psychiatric Nursing Program

Psychodrama, what is it? Where does it fit in our role as psychiatric nurses? What benefit will I gain from this course? So what? Those were questions I asked myself when I saw psychodrama. In order to keep myself from having pre-conceived notions of courses, I chose not to do pre-research prior to starting the…

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Exploring Aboriginal Peoples in Psychiatric Nursing

One of our most significant courses this semester has been the Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Course. There is a lot of emotion when it comes to discussing our aboriginal peoples, and many strong opinions on each end of the spectrum. It was made clear to us in the beginning that this course was…

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Semester 2 – Focusing on Older Adults

Semester 2 is just steaming along. Our current workload for most of us include 5 academic courses, clinical practice, work, and family. With the anxious start of our clinical practice out of the way, we have buckled down for a grueling workload, while getting into a routine of personal care, assessments, and medication administration. Semester…

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Semester 5 Flashback

Congratulations to Nicole who graduated from the Psychiatric Nursing Program! We thank her for her hard work on the blog and wish her the best of luck in her new career. Questions and comments will now be disabled. Please watch out for a new Psychiatric Nursing Student Blogger in the near future! Hi All! Online…

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What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation?

Congratulations to Nicole who graduated from the Psychiatric Nursing Program! We thank her for her hard work on the blog and wish her the best of luck in her new career. Questions and comments will now be disabled. Please watch out for a new Psychiatric Nursing Student Blogger in the near future! Hi All! Here…

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Jack or Jill of all Trades!

Congratulations to Nicole who graduated from the Psychiatric Nursing Program! We thank her for her hard work on the blog and wish her the best of luck in her new career. Questions and comments will now be disabled. Please watch out for a new Psychiatric Nursing Student Blogger in the near future! Hi Everyone, My…

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The Complexities of Acute Psychiatric Nursing Theory

Congratulations to Nicole who graduated from the Psychiatric Nursing Program! We thank her for her hard work on the blog and wish her the best of luck in her new career. Questions and comments will now be disabled. Please watch out for a new Psychiatric Nursing Student Blogger in the near future! i Everyone, It’s…

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