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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR250 - Nursing 5
Credits: 5

Catalog Description: Provides the advanced student with the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate the competencies of the Associate Degree nurse in various settings. The student utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of care, demonstrates competence in communication and technical skills, and develops competence in managing care for groups of patients. The student demonstrates the ability to be accountable for his/her actions. 2 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 220, NUR CL4, NUR 225, and NUR CL5.

Lecture: 2 hrs.
Lab: 9 hrs.

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

1. Adhere to the standards of professional practice, is accountable for own actions and behaviors, and practices nursing within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks. (Competency: Professional Behaviors)
2. Demonstrate effective communication, which includes caring, compassion, and cultural awareness. (Competency: Communication)
3. Provide comprehensive holistic assessment which includes developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and functional status. (Competency: Assessment)
4. Utilize effective clinical decision making skills which result in finding solutions, individualizing care, and assuring the delivery of accurate, self care that moves the patient and services toward positive outcomes. (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. (Competency: Caring interventions)
6. Utilize teaching that encompasses the provision of health education to promote and facilitate informed decision making, achieve positive outcomes and support self-care activities. Utilize learning that involves assimilation of information to expand knowledge and to change behavior. (Competency: Teaching/Learning)*
7. Utilize collaboration which involves shared planning, decision making, problem solving, collaboration with the patient, significant support person(s), peers, and other members of the healthcare team, and community agencies. (Competency: Collaboration)
8. Manage care through effective use of human, physical, financial and technological resources to meet patient needs and support organizational outcomes. (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. Nursing care of the client with cardiovascular disorders

II. Nursing care of the client with pulmonary disorders

III. Nursing care of the transplant client

IV. Nursing Care of the trauma client

V. Nursing care of the burn client

VI. Nursing care of the client in cardiac arrest

VII. Simulated clinical experiences

VIII. Preceptorship (capstone experience)

IX. Evaluation

Effective Term: Fall 2012