Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Flashcards

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These flashcards will help you learn and digest the most important facts and concepts you need to know to be successful in your Psychiatric Mental Health class and exams. We will help you focus on what is MOST important, so that you can excel on your exams AND in your nursing practice.

Who can use these?

  • An RN or PN Nursing Student.
  • A new Psychiatric Mental Health nurse (or new to working on a psychiatric unit).
  • A practicing nurse that would like a better understanding of mental health disorders and treatments in order to better care for your patients.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing concepts are essential for ALL nursing students and nurses. 

Understanding Psychiatric Mental Health concepts will not only help you be better prepared for your exams, it will also help you be more successful in your clinical rotations and in your nursing career. 

You will regularly encounter patients with mental health concerns and disorders in every type of nursing environment. It is essential that nurses be able to effectively assess for mental health concerns, advocate for their patients, ensure patient safety (AND their own personal safety), and provide therapeutic communication.

What’s included?

  • Three sections of Psychiatric Mental Health knowledge:
    • Principles
    • Therapies
    • Disorders
  • Ninety-eight (98) durable 3” x 5” flashcards. A cover card and index is also provided. 
  • A glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Important terms or facts called out in bolded, red text.
  • Cool Chicken Helpful, silly hints highlighted with a Cool Chicken icon.
  • Magnifying Glass Key nursing considerations indicated with a magnifying glass.
  • Check out the searchable Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Flashcards Index for a detailed list of topics

Topics Included in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Check out the Searchable, Interactive Index for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

We designed the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Flashcards to help nursing students on the following exams:

  • NCLEX and comprehensive predictor exams (e.g., ATI, HESI)
  • Nursing class exams

While in school, your nursing school exams will routinely include questions about therapeutic communication and mental health concerns. These questions won't just show up on your Psychiatric Mental Health exams… they will be on ALL of your nursing exams, including Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Maternity, and Nursing Leadership. These flashcards will help you build a strong foundation on key mental health concepts, so you can answer questions like, “What is the nurse’s best response to the patient?” in all of these contexts.


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Cool Chicken icon

The Legend of Cool Chicken

Have you heard the legend of Cool Chicken? It is our most memorable (and talked about) memory aide. As it turns out, nursing material is a lot more fun to learn when you make up silly stories to "explain" the concepts.

This wacky hint has its origin in our Pharmacology videos!

Colchicine is a medication used to treat an acute gout attack.

HINT: Colchicine kind of looks like 'cool chicken'.

Guy to his friend with a chicken: "Hey man, cool chicken. OUCH! Your chicken just pecked and cut my gouty toe!"

The Level Up RN community loved this hint, and it was the reason we started adding more hints to our flashcards.

The Cool Chicken highlights a silly memory device that makes it easier to learn the material you need to know!

See it in action