Resources for Mental Health Concepts (NUR 181)

The Associate Degree Nursing program was redesigned to align nursing curriculum collegewide in order to deliver instruction in a concept-based format with multiple points of entry and exit. This collection of resources contains curriculum and support materials for Mental Health Concepts. This nursing course is designed to further develop the nurse's role as an entry-level healthcare provider. New concepts are introduced relative to mental health. Clinical experiences emphasize the safe, caring, competent performance of nursing practice, communication, and professionalism within a variety of mental health settings. Materials include a pre-class assignment, an extrapyramidal syndrome handout, questions to ask as a part of a hallucination simulation, lecture capture on restraint procedures, resources, lesson plans, and a class schedule. Program curriculum materials and links to additional courses can be found at
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Assignment, Presentation, Syllabus, Tutorial
Delaware Technical Community College
Funding Source:
nursing, mental health concepts, mental examination, psychosis, restraints, personality disorder, CIWA-Ar, extrapyramidal syndrome, EPS

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Advisory committee member collaboration included clinical sites for students, meetings to review and provide feedback on program realignment, job fairs and recruitment outreach, and involvement in accreditation and monitoring visits. Advisory committee includes Atlantic Shores, Bayhealth Medical Center - KGH, Bayhealth Medical Center - MMH, Bayside Medical Center Women's Health Clinic, Beebe Healthcare, Cadbury Senior Services, Cadia Rehab - Capitol Healthcare, Christian Visiting Nurses, Christiana Care Health System, Christiana Care VNA, Compassionate Care Hospice, Correctional Healthcare, Connections Community Support Programs, Deer's Head Hospital Center, Delaware Behavioral Health, Delaware Health Care Association, Delaware Veterans Home, Division of Public Health, Dover Behavioral Health, Easter Seals of Georgetown, Epic Healthcare, Exceptional Care, Fresenius, Genesis at Lofland Park Center, Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Mary Campbell Center, Meadowwood, Mountaire Wellness Center, Nanticoke Health Services, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Nurses 'n Kids, Inc., Peachtree Acres, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Perdue Wellness, Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Renaissance Healthcare, Seaford Genesis Eldercare, Silver Lake Center Genesis Healthcare, Stockley Center, Vitas Hospice, Warwick Manor, and Westside Health. Collaboration also occurred with the Delaware Department of Labor on grant program initiatives.
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations -- Registered Nurses (29-1111)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
6 hours
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
Quality Note:
Curriculum and other supporting materials were developed by a collegewide curriculum committee in conjunction with instructional designers. At the conclusion of the program, the curriculum underwent an external SME review.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Mental Health Concepts course is part of the Associate Degree Nursing program. Program curriculum materials and links to additional courses can be found at


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