Sep 29, 2023
NURS 240 - Nursing in Health and Illness III
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
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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