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Fall 2012

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NUR120 - Nursing 2
Credits: 9

Catalog Description: Focuses on the care of medical-surgical patients in hospital settings. Provides students with specialized knowledge and advanced skills. Competencies of assessment, collaboration, communication, management of care, professional behaviors, caring interventions, teaching/learning and clinical decision making skills are emphasized. Includes advanced dosage calculation skills. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and regional clinical agencies. 5 lecture hours, 12 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 110, BIO 105 or BIO 152, and 122 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 106 or BIO 153 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisite: NUR CL2.

Lecture: 5 hrs.
Lab: 12 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon completion of the first level of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the student will:

1.Adhere to the standards of professional practice and demonstrate accountability for his/her own actions and behaviors within the designated level of practice. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
2.Initiate a therapeutic relationship with a patient that includes caring, compassion, and cultural awareness. (Competency: Communication)
3.Provide a basic assessment which includes developmental, physical, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and functional status. (Competency: Assessment)
4.Utilize appropriate resources to assist in clinical decision making skills for an assigned patient. (Competency: Clinical decision making)
5.Utilize caring interventions that are based on knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, nursing theory, nursing research, and past nursing experiences within the designated level of practice. (Competency: Caring interventions)
6.Identify teaching needs of an assigned patient that promote and facilitate learning. (Competency: Teaching/Learning)*
7.Recognize the need for collaboration which involves shared planning, decision making, problem solving, and collaboration with the patient, peers, and other members of the healthcare team. (Competency: Collaboration)
8.Organize the care for an assigned patient in order to meet patient needs. (Competency: Managing care)


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. INTERMEDIATE CONCEPTS

A. TEACHING AND LEARNING
B. COMMUNITY
C. MENTAL HEALTH
D. DISASTER PLANNING/EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

II. THE PATIENT WITH A NEED FOR ACTIVITY

A. ASSESSMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
B. THE PATIENT WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL TRAUMA
C. THE PATIENT WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY

III. THE PATIENT WITH A NEED FOR OXYGENATION

A. ASSESSMENT OF RESPIRATORY AND CIRCULATORY FUNCTION
B. THE PATIENT WITH INFECTIOUS RESPIRATORY DISORDERS
C. THE PATIENT WITH CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISORDERS
D. THE PATIENT WITH CIRCULATORY DISORDERS

III. THE PATIENT WITH A NEED FOR FLUIDS, FOOD AND ELIMINATION

A. ASSESSMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION
B. THE PATIENT WITH INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS AFFECTING FOOD, FLUIDS
AND ELIMINATION
C. THE PATIENT WITH GASTROINTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION
D. THE PATIENT WITH PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE AND GASTROINTESTINAL
BLEEDING
E. THE PATIENT WITH HERNIATIONS
F. THE PATIENT WITH ANORECTAL DISORDERS
G. THE PATIENT WITH MALABSORPTIVE DEFECTS
H. THE PATIENT WITH METABOLIC DISORDERS AFFECTING FOOD AND FLUIDS

IV. THE PATIENT WITH A NEED FOR URINARY ELIMINATION

A. ASSESSMENT OF URINARY FUNCTION
B. THE PATIENT WITH URINARY OBSTRUCTIVE DISORDERS
C. THE PATIENT WITH INFECTIOUS DISORDERS

V. INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SKILLS

A. INTRAVENOUS THERAPY
B. INTRAVENOUS MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
C. RESPIRATORY CARE




Effective Term: Fall 2012