Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 240 - Nursing in Health and Illness III

(TP/SS only)

Concentration is placed on the principles involved in organizing, managing and delivering care appropriate for the adult with various complex health problems. The focus moves from self-limiting and chronic health issues to acute emergent care of the adult patient. PREREQUISITE(S): NURS 225 , NURS 226 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): A minimum grade of C for BIOL 210  and SOCY 100 , SOCY 105  or SOCY 240  and Humanities distribution. COREQUISITE(S): NURS 205 . Three hours lecture/discussion, twelve hours of clinical each week.

7 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Utilize evidence based practice when performing skills.
  • Formulate nursing care actions based on legal and ethical guidelines in compliance with clinical agency and school policies, the MD nurse practice act, and the ANA code for nurses.
  • Apply principles of nursing practice including communication, collaboration, conflict-resolution and delegation in order to facilitate effective patient care outcomes.
  • Discriminate patient factors to support decision making when managing care.
  • Apply the nursing process as a framework when delivering care to patients with complex health care needs.
  • Compare the health care beliefs and practices of diverse patient populations.
  • Implement patient centered care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, patient and family.
  • Incorporate healthcare technologies in the delivery of care to patients with complex healthcare needs.
  • Apply the concepts of pharmacology to safe delivery of care for patients with complex healthcare needs.
  • Adapt nursing actions to promote safety for patients and providers of care.

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