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NURS 306 / NUPR 306 Course Descriptions

NURS 306: The course provides an introduction to the care of individuals experiencing psychiatric or mental health problems throughout their lifespan. The nursing process and therapeutic communication techniques are used as guides to provide holistic care to clients across the health-illness continuum.

NUPR 306: Students to utilize theoretical knowledge and skills to provide holistic nursing care to clients with mental health needs. Emphasis is on the use of the nursing process to provide therapeutic interventions across the health-illness continuum. 

Electronic Resources


American Psychiatric Nurses Association. (2018). Psychiatric mental health nursing resources.

Mental health and psychiatric nursing. (2018).

National Institutes of Medicine. (2018). National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH.

National Library of Medicine. (2018). Medlineplus.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Nursing Center


Depression: A family matter: Elderly parents with depression. (1997) [video recording]. American Medical Communications.

Discovery Health Channel. (2006). Nursing the mind [video recording]. Discover Communications.

Dual diagnosis: An integrated model for the treatment of people with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders. (2000): Mental Illness Education Project. HBL RC455.2.M4 M56 2000

Lippincott's video guide to psychiatric mental health nursing assessment. (2010). Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. HBL RC473.B43 L577 2010 

National Institute for Occupational Health & Safety. (2002). Working with stress [video recording]. 

NURS 306 / NUPR 306 Course Reading Lists

Related Library Book Call Numbers

     *RT 86.3

     *RC 440

     *RC 454 

Required Texts

Townsend, M. C. (2011). Nursing diagnoses in psychiatric nursing: Care plans and psychotropic medications. (8th ed.) F.A. Davis. ISBN 978-0803-625068

Townsend, M. C., & Morgan, K. I.  (Eds.) (2017). Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing: Concepts of care in evidence based practice. (7th ed.)  F.A. Davis.  ISBN 978-080-3658608


Supplementary Readings

Boling, A. (2003). The professionalization of psychiatric nursing: From doctors' handmaidens to empowered professionals. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services41(10), 26-53.

Clifton, A. (2018). Fundamentals of mental health nursing: An essential guide for nursing and healthcare students. Wiley-Blackwell.

Jones, J. S. (2017). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: An interpersonal approach. (2nd ed.). Springer.

Nolan, P. (1998). A history of mental health nursing. Stanley Thornes.

Schultz, J. M., & Videback, S. L. (2009). Lippincott's manual of psychiatric nursing care plans. (8th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  

Townsend, M. C., & Morgan, K. I. (2018). Psychiatric mental health nursing: Concepts of care in evidence-based practice. (8th ed.)  F. A. Davis.

Varcarolis, E. M. (2015). Manual of psychiatric nursing care planning: Assessment, guides, diagnoses, psychopharmacology. (5th ed.). Elsevier Saunders.

Varcarolis, E. M. (2017). Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing. A communication approach to evidence-based care. (3rd ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

Videbeck, S. L. (2017). Psychiatric mental health nursing. (7th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.


Use CINAHL, Medline and PsychINFO to retrieve articles in full text on all psychiatric and mental health nursing topics.

American Journal of Nursing

British Journal of Nursing

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (print)

Mental Health Nursing

Nursing Research

Perspectives on Psychiatric care (electronic)

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