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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR220 - Nursing 4
Credits: 8

Catalog Description: Emphasizes the nursing care of patients with complex health care needs. Focuses on all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Competencies of professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching/learning collaboration, and managing care are emphasized at an advanced level. Includes advanced skill in dosage calculations. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and regional clinical agencies. 5 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: BIO 201, NUR 210, NUR 215, and PSY 203 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: NUR 225, NUR CL4, NUR 250, and NUR CL5.

Lecture: 5 hrs.
Lab: 9 hrs.

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

1.Demonstrate nursing actions to maintain accountability, standards of care and client confidentiality within legal, ethical and regulatory parameters. (Competency: Professional Behaviors)
2.Analyze and evaluate interpersonal communication techniques and implement therapeutic verbal, nonverbal, and technological skills used to initiate, maintain and facilitate professional relationships between nurses, patients and the health care team. (Competency: Communication)
3.Implement the nursing process while performing initial and ongoing comprehensive, holistic assessment of patients and their significant others. (Competency: Assessment)
4.Apply critical thinking skills to problem solve, organize individualized nursing care and assure the delivery of safe care. (Competency: Clinical decision making)
5.Exhibit caring behaviors when providing therapeutic nursing interventions for patients with complex heath care needs. (Competency: Caring interventions)
6.Integrate a teaching plan as a core component of nursing practice with an emphasis on discharge planning, as it relates to the health education of patients and their significant others. (Competency: Teaching/Learning)*
7.Practice with increasing independence and in collaboration with the nursing instructor and with a variety of health care providers in multiple settings. (Competency: Collaboration)
8.Manage clinical assignments by prioritizing delivery of patient care, using the nursing process, and safely performing technological skills. (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. MANAGING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH CHRONIC MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
A. PERSONALITY DISORDERS
B. THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES
C. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
D. MOOD DISORDERS


II. MANAGING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH SYSTEM FAILURE
A. RESPIRATORY FAILURE
B. RENAL FAILURE
C. HEPATIC FAILURE

III. MANAGING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
A. NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
B. INFLAMMATION AND SEIZURE DISORDERS
C. NEURO-DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS
D. HEAD TRAUMA AND SPINAL CORD INJURIES
E. DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

IV. CULTURAL AWARENESS

V. MANAGING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH HEMATOLOGICAL DISORDERS

VI. MANAGING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH MULTI-SYSTEM DISORDERS
A. AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
B. HIV/AIDS

VII. MANAGING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

VIII. MANAGEMENT CARE OF CLIENTS WITH ONCOLOGICAL DISORDERS




Effective Term: Fall 2012