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 Course Title:   Nursing Care of Adult & Child w. Practicum II (Lecture MV RN)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CARE ADULT/CHILD II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    1631

 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 cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, male reproductive, hematologic, and immune systems. 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 163)

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 162 with minimum C grade.

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. Implement age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with alterations in the following: Cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, hematologic, and immune systems.
  2. Promote adaptation and wellness in clients across the lifespan.
  3. Identify how the nursing process is used to implement multidimensional care in clients experiencing alterations in the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, hematologic, and immune systems.
  4. Describe how these alterations in wellness may impact developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Describe the use of communication techniques to promote adaptation in patients throughout the lifespan who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  6. Identify leadership skills used in providing patient care.
  7. Describe the use of health teaching in promoting adaptation in patients throughout the lifespan.
  8. Explain the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  9. Explain how nutritional interventions can be utilized to promote adaptation in clients 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 within the context of the family.
  12. Describe 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 . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

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. Nursing care for individuals with alterations in the cardiovascular system.
  2. Nursing care for individuals with alterations in the respiratory system.
  3. Nursing care for individuals with alterations in the urinary system.
  4. Nursing care for individuals with alterations in the hematologic system.
  5. Nursing care for individuals with alterations in the immune system.
  6. Multidimensional care.
  7. Communication techniques.
  8. Leadership skills used in providing patient care.
  9. Pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  10. Nutritional interventions.
  11. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  12. Safety issues in implementation of patient care.
  13. Cultural differences and how they may affect the implementation of patient care.