This course focuses on mental health, mental illness, and addictions in the Canadian context. Psychiatric disorders are discussed with a focus on the applications of the core concepts of relational nursing practice. Examples of these core concepts are: the determinants of health and well-being; therapeutic, interprofessional collaboration with clients and families; cultural competence; safety and humility, and trauma-informed practice. These core concepts will be integrated throughout the course. The College of Registered Nurses of B.C. Practice Standards, and relational inquiry are integrated through case study, problem-based learning, and arts-based approaches to enhance student application of nursing practice related to mental health and illness.
Course code: NURS 3160
Length: 90 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.