Course Abstract Details

XNURS-222, Nursing Throughout the Developmental Stages

Credits: 6

Course Description

NURS-222, Nursing Throughout the Developmental Stages, prepares practical nursing students to provide care for adult and family client systems with commonly recurring physiological, psychological, and developmental health problems. The Neuman Systems Model is used as the framework for this course. Supervised clinical experiences on medical-surgical and family units in the hospital as well as observation in community-based centers are provided. Prerequisite: NURS-211. Corequisite: NURS-223. Seventy-three and three quarters lecture and fifty-four hours clinical experience each term. Six credits. Six billable hours. Offered summer term only. Additional $100 fee required. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate in the clinical setting, in individual and group conferences, in written communications, and on written examinations a continuing knowledge of the concepts of professional nursing. The student will:

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model, for the client system across the lifespan and with any degree of alteration in wellness. (TSLO PN1)

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the client system experiencing stressors from the internal and external environment as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice. (TSLO PN2; GE3)

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidenced-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist the client system to attain, maintain and retain stability. (TSLO PN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care and leadership in the clinical arena. (TSLO PN4; GE3; GE5)

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the client system and members of the health care team during primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. (TSLO PN5; GE1)

6. Provide client teaching plan to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense. (TSLO PN6; GE5)

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for the client system that is retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO PN7; GE7)

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values in helping the client system deal with physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO PN8; GE6; GE7)

9. Analyze contemporary workforce issues and health care delivery concerns of nursing practice at the generalist level. (TSLO PN9; GE7)

10. Demonstrate commitment to continued learning by self-directed learning, professional growth, and professional organization membership. (TSLO PN10; GE7)

11. Apply appropriate delegation and management strategies essential for entry into practice at the generalist level. (TSLO PN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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