A-B Tech drama and nursing students will collaborate on a project exploring personality disorders from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Feb. 2 in Rhododendron 351 on the College’s Asheville campus.
Acting for the Camera students will perform improvisation with Practical Nursing students in a faux clinical setting as part of the nursing students’ mental health studies. Two nurses will work on communications skills, a plan of care and possible medications for each actor/patient. The nursing students are in instructor Angela Dunagin-Sellers’ Practical Nursing II class.
Acting students from instructor Peter Carver’s class researched personality disorders to give the nursing students an accurate portrayal of a likely patient. Actors ranging in ages from late teens to early 40s will cover such disorders as depressive, passive aggressive, paranoia, avoidant, obsessive compulsive, borderline and antisocial.