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 Course Title:   Nursing Childbearing Family Adult/Child Practicum V (Clin MV RN)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ADULT/CHILD V CLIN

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    2032

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    511601

 EPC:    323

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Examines nursing care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing multidimensional alterations in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, neurological, sensory, and endocrine systems as well as care of patients experiencing mental health problems. 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. *(Clinical component of NURS 203)

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 202 with minimum 2.0 grade.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 132


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. Plan, implement, and evaluate age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with complex alterations in wellness, including patients experiencing mental health problems.
  2. Utilize leadership, communication, and health teaching to promote adaptation and wellness in patients and families.
  3. Evaluate the use of the nursing process in patients experiencing complicated gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  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 complex alterations in wellness.
  7. Develop appropriate health teaching to promote adaptation for patients across the lifespan with selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Evaluate the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  9. Analyze the role of nutrition in promoting adaptation in clients with gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  10. Apply legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Use the nursing process to design plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and pediatric clients.
  12. Analyze the impact of cultural considerations when planning care for adult and pediatric patients.
  13. Analyze the relationship between prioritization of care and appropriate delegation, supervision, and assignment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

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 . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

Course Contents

  1. Culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with complex alterations in wellness including mental health problems.
  2. Leadership, communication, and health teaching.
  3. Nursing process in patients experiencing complicated gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  4. Impact of developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. A variety of communication techniques to promote adaptation.
  6. Various leadership roles that may be instrumental in promoting adaptation for patients.
  7. Appropriate health teaching to promote adaptation for patients.
  8. Pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  9. Role of nutrition in promoting adaptation in clients with gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  10. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Design plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and pediatric clients.
  12. Impact of cultural considerations when planning care.
  13. Relationship between prioritization of care and appropriate delegation, supervision, and assignment.