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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR210 - Nursing 3
Credits: 8

Catalog Description: Examines the role of the nurse in caring for patients from conception to death. Focuses on human development, health promotion and disease prevention in individuals throughout the lifespan. Competencies of professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions teaching and learning collaboration and managing care are emphasized in the context of individuals and lifespan. Includes dosage calculation skills. Experiences are provided in mental health, maternal child health, and geriatrics. 5 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 120 and BIO 106 or BIO 153 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 201 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: PSY 203, NUR 215, and NUR CL3.

Lecture: 5 hrs.
Lab: 9 hrs.

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

1. Adhere to the standards of professional practice, analyze their own actions and behaviors, and practice nursing within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks demonstrating accountability within the designated level of practice. (Competency: Professional Behaviors)
2. Demonstrate effective communication, which includes caring, compassion, and cultural awareness when caring for patients across the lifespan. (Competency: Communication)
3. Provide a progressively comprehensive, holistic assessment which includes developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and functional status of individuals within the context of family. (Competency: Assessment)
4. Utilize appropriate resources to formulate clinical decisions to assure delivery of accurate, safe care that moves the patient and family towards positive outcomes. (Competency: Clinical decision making)
5. Utilize caring interventions that are based on expanding knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, nursing theory, nursing research, and past nursing experiences within designated level of practice. (Competency: Caring interventions)
6. Implement patient and family teaching that encompasses the provision of health education to promote and facilitate informed decision making, achieve positive outcomes, and support self-care activities. (Competency: Teaching/Learning)*
7. Analyze collaboration which involves shared planning, decision making, problem solving, collaboration with the patient, significant support person(s), peers, other members of the healthcare team, and community agencies. (Competency: Collaboration)
8. Implement care through effective use of human, physical, financial, and technological resources to meet patient needs throughout the lifespan. (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:
UNIT I. LIFESPAN CONCEPTS
A. Introduction to family centered nursing care
B. Nursing care in community settings

UNIT II. MATERNAL-NEWBORN AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CONCEPTS
A. Care of the woman before, during and after birth
B. Care of the newborn
C. Nursing care of individuals with reproductive health issues
D. Breast health promotion and disorders

UNIT III. PEDIATRIC CONCEPTS
A. Topics in pediatric nursing
B. Contemporary pediatric nursing
C. Care of the hospitalized child
D. Care of the child with physiologic disorders
E. Communicable diseases and immunizations

UNIT IV. GERIATRIC CONCEPTS
A Introduction to nursing care of the older adult
B. Nursing care of the older adult with physiologic changes
C. Nursing care of the older adult with cognitive changes
D. Medication management in the older adult
E. Nursing care of the frail older adult client
F. Role of advanced care planning in end of life care

UNIT V. MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS
A. The role of the nurse in suspecting and reporting child abuse
B. The role of the nurse in suspecting and reporting elder abuse
C. Grief and loss throughout the lifespan
D. Intimate partner violence

UNIT VI. COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCEPTS
A. Role of the nurse in disaster planning and emergency preparedness (focus on special needs of child and older adult)
B. Complementary and alternative medicine




Effective Term: Fall 2012