Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addictions
To enable students to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes when working with health consumers in mental health settings to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.
The learning outcomes for this course are:
Describe what constitutes mental health for health consumers, family/whanau.
Recognise common disorders and assess changes in mood, cognition and perception for the health consumer and family/whanau.
Describe the impact of substance use and addiction on health consumers and their family/whanau.
Identify changes for health consumers and implement appropriate interventions, including a recovery approach in response to changes in mental health.
Explain how stigma and discrimination impact on consumers, family/whanau’s health and wellness.
Apply the principles of safe medication storage and administration within the legal framework and institutional policy of the specific clinical setting.
Maintain a safe environment for self, health consumers, families/whanau and co-workers.
Meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.