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 Course Title:   Nursing Care of the Adult/Child IV-Part 1

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS/ADULT/CHILD IV E

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    2121

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.25

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Examines nursing care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing complex alterations in wellness across multiple systems. Nursing care of complex physical alterations in pediatrics is also discussed. The concepts of Professional Behavior, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Caring Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, and Managing Care are integrated throughout as means of promoting adaptation and wellness. *(Section one of a two-part course)

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 211E and 211F with minimum grade of C in each.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 55


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the use of the nursing process in adult and pediatric patients experiencing complicated cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, hematologic, and metabolic alterations.
  2. Plan, implement, and evaluate age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with complex alterations in wellness and pediatric patients with complex alterations in health.
  3. Utilize leadership, communication, and health teaching to promote adaptation and wellness in patients and associated families.
  4. Evaluate how these complex alterations in wellness may impact developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Select a variety of communication techniques to promote adaptation in adult and pediatric patients and their families.
  6. Distinguish how various leadership roles may be instrumental in promoting adaptation for patients with a variety of alterations in the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and hematological systems.
  7. Analyze the role of health teaching in promoting adaptation for patients across the lifespan with selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Assess the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  9. Evaluate how nutritional interventions can be utilized to promote adaptation in clients with selected alterations in wellness.
  10. Apply legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Utilize the nursing process to design plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and child clients within the context of the family.
  12. Analyze the impact of cultural considerations when planning care for adult and pediatric patients.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, hematologic, and metabolic alterations.
  2. Age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care.
  3. Leadership, communication, and health teaching to promote adaptation and wellness.
  4. Complex alterations in wellness and how they may impact developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Variety of communication techniques.
  6. Various leadership roles instrumental in promoting adaptation for patients.
  7. The role of health teaching in promoting adaptation for patients across the lifespan.
  8. Role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  9. How nutritional interventions can be utilized.
  10. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and child clients within the context of the family.
  12. Impact of cultural considerations when planning care for adult and pediatric patients.