Give a brief summary of the components of the mental status exam.

Give a brief summary of the components of the mental status exam.  Why is this critical to the care of the mental health patient?  
Rubric
NU671 Unit 3 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Journal Rubric
NU671 Unit 3 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Journal Rubric
Criteria
Ratings
Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe psychiatric/mental health area investigated is identifiable in the submission.
5 pts
Proficient
The submission is clear on the psychiatric/mental health area investigated.
3 pts
Approaching Proficiency
The submission is unclear on the psychiatric/mental health area investigated.
0 pts
Not Proficient
The submission does not contain an identified psychiatric/mental health area investigated.
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe reflection submitted is focused on the identified psychiatric/mental health area investigated.
10 pts
Proficient
An exemplary discussion of the identified psychiatric/mental health area is noted in the submission.
7 pts
Approaching Proficiency
A satisfactory discussion of the identified psychiatric/mental health area is noted in the submission.
3 pts
Not Proficient
The discussion of the identified psychiatric/mental health area is limited in detail.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe reflective discussion is supported by scholarly resources.
10 pts
Proficient
The reflective discussion is supported well by scholarly psychiatric/mental health literature.
5 pts
Approaching Proficiency
The reflective discussion is supported by basic resources in the psychiatric/mental health literature.
2 pts
Not Proficient
The reflective discussion is not supported by psychiatric/mental health resources.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe submission demonstrates the appropriate application of APA 7th edition guidelines for the construction of in-text and reference citations.
5 pts
Proficient
The submission is free from citation construction errors.
3 pts
Approaching Proficiency
The submission contains 1-3 citation construction errors.
1 pts
Not Proficient
The submission contains greater than 3 citation construction errors.
5 pts
Total Points: 30