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 Course Title:   Nursing Care Adult/Child Practicum III 211

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ADULT CHILD 3

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    211

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    12.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Examines nursing care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan who are experiencing multidimensional alterations in the musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory, endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is 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: Current unencumbered Washington State LPN license.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 110


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. Implement age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with alterations in the following: Musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and gastrointestinal accessory systems. and individuals experiencing a high risk pregnancy or complications associated with childbirth.
  2. Promote adaptation and wellness in individuals across the lifespan.
  3. Identify and demonstrate how the nursing process is used to implement multidimensional care in patients experiencing alterations in the following: Musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatic systems as well as high risk pregnancy and complications.
  4. Explain how alterations in adaptation may impact developmental task accomplishment of patients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Select specific communication techniques to promote adaptation in adult and pediatric patients.
  6. Describe leadership roles appropriate to adult and pediatric patients who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  7. Demonstrate health teaching strategies appropriate to adult and pediatric patients who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Explain the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with specific alterations in wellness.
  9. Describe the role of nutrition in adaptation for patients with specific alterations in wellness.
  10. Describe legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Identify safety issues in the implementation of patient care in pediatric and adult patients.
  12. Explain how cultural differences may impact 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 . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

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.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

Course Contents

  1. Alterations in the musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and gastrointestinal accessory systems.
  2. Alterations in individuals experiencing a high risk pregnancy or complications associated with childbirth.
  3. Multidimensional care.
  4. Specific communication techniques.
  5. Leadership roles appropriate to adult and pediatric patients.
  6. Health teaching strategies appropriate to adult and pediatric patients.
  7. Pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  8. The role of nutrition in adaptation for patients with specific alterations in wellness.
  9. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  10. Safety issues in the implementation of patient care in pediatric and adult patients.
  11. How cultural differences may impact the implementation of patient care.