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 Course Title:   Nursing Care Adult /Child Practicum I (Lecture MV RN)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ADULT/CHILD LEC

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    1621

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    511601

 EPC:    323

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Examines nursing care of selected clients throughout the lifespan experiencing multidimensional alterations originating from surgery, uncontrolled cell growth, alterations in the female reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections, and alterations in the integumentary system. Adaptations with normal pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn are examined as well as common alterations. 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. *(Lecture component of NURS 162)

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 161.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals experiencing normal or alterations in pregnancy and childbirth, the newborn, and those with alterations originating from surgery, uncontrolled cell growth, and alterations in the female reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections, and the integument.
  2. Promote adaptation and wellness for individuals within the family.
  3. Identify how the nursing process is used to implement multidimensional care in patients experiencing surgery, sexually transmitted infections, uncontrolled cell growth, pregnancy and childbirth, the newborn, and alterations in the female reproductive system and in the integument.
  4. Explain how alterations in wellness may impact developmental task accomplishment of patients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Verbalize specific communication techniques appropriate to patients throughout the lifespan who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  6. Define leadership skills used in providing patient care.
  7. Identify health teaching techniques appropriate to patients throughout the lifespan who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Explain the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  9. Describe the role of nutrition in adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  10. Describe legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Identify safety issues in implementation of patient care in pediatric and adult patients.
  12. Identify how cultural differences may affect the implementation of patient care.

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 . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

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 . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

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 . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Nursing care for individuals experiencing normal or alterations in pregnancy and childbirth and the newborn.
  2. Nursing care for individuals experiencing alterations originating from surgery.
  3. Nursing care for individuals experiencing uncontrolled cell growth.
  4. Nursing care for individuals experiencing alterations in the female reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections, and the integument.
  5. Multidimensional care in patients experiencing:
    • Surgery.
    • Sexually transmitted infections.
    • Uncontrolled cell growth.
    • Pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn.
  6. Developmental task accomplishment of patients throughout the lifespan.
  7. Communication techniques appropriate to patients throughout the lifespan who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Leadership skills used in providing patient care.
  9. Health teaching techniques appropriate to patients throughout the lifespan who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  10. Role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  11. Role of nutrition in adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  12. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  13. Safety issues in implementation of patient care in pediatric and adult patients.
  14. How cultural differences may affect the implementation of patient care.