Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This course focuses on the provision of nursing care of the individual in post-acute phase of illness with an emphasis on optimization of health status, personal adaption, and health care beliefs with individual factors within the environment. Clinical includes care of the individual in various care settings including skilled care settings, rehabilitation, and long-term-care. Body systems and disorders covered include chronicity, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular function; hematology and oncology disorders; respiratory; immunologic disorders; endocrine; gastric; kidney; neurologic. This course includes two hours theory and two hours clinical experiences.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2200 Medical-Surgical I with grade of "C" or better.
In this course, students will gain knowledge related to basic nursing skills to care for patients with stable disease processes in a variety of settings including hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics and nursing homes. Student will be introduced to delegation and priority setting for the baccalaureate prepared nurse. The learner will incorporate the nursing process and NANDA nursing diagnoses into the clinical setting in working with their assigned clients. Body systems covered include eyes, ears nose and throat; respiratory; cardiovascular; gastrointestinal; integumentary; genitourinary; and perioperative nursing.
The course is offered during an 8-week period, which includes two hours theory and two hours clinical experiences.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2000 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice and NURS 2100 Pharmacology I with grades of "C" or better, or permission from the program director.
Corequisite(s): NURS 2180 Health Assessment for Pre-Licensure Students and NURS 2710 Pathophysiology for Pre-Licensure Students.