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Nursing Course Descriptions


205-2 Nutrition This course focuses on the role of nutrition principles across the life cycle within the context of various cultures. Food needs for energy, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and the regulation of vitamins and minerals will be studied in relation to maintaining a healthy nutritional status. The course is designed to provide a foundation for further study of clinical nutrition and has applicability to the student’s own nutritional life-style. Open to all students. Fall 206-3  Health Assessment This course includes theory and practice in the collection of subjective and objective healthrelated data through physical assessment and interview, using classmates for practice. Theory and supervised practice guide the student in recognizing normal and abnormal physiological states and understanding their significance. In addition, the student will be able to use the findings to formulate a therapeutic plan of care. Prerequisites: Must be accepted into nursing major, Biol 208, and Biol 216. Corequisites: Biol 209 and Nrsg 210. Spring 210-6  Nursing Foundations This course focuses on the concepts of people, health, and nursing and serves as the basis for the remaining nursing curriculum. Individuals are viewed as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings who vacillate on the health care spectrum throughout the life cycle. The role of the nurse in the health care delivery system and principles of medication administration are introduced. The nursing process is used in providing individualized nursing care. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, learning laboratory, and health care agencies. Prerequisites: Must be accepted into nursing major. Nrsg 205, Biol 208, Biol 216, and Psyc 203. Spring 331-7  Child/Adult Health I The focus is on care of clients through the life 174

cycle. The content areas of the course includes an introduction to care of the surgical patient; care of the patient with inflammation/infection, immune system; renal system alterations; maintenance of fluid and electrolyte/acid-base balance; the musculoskeletal system; care of the client with cancer; and End-of-Life care. Content and learning experiences focus on maintenance of optimum physiological, behavioral, and social responses relative to the content areas. The nursing process is used to implement the preventive, therapeutic, and supportive care of clients and families evidencing various states of health and illness. Prerequisites: Nrsg 205, Nrsg 206, Nrsg 210, and all supportive courses. Fall 332-5  The Childbearing Family This course focuses on the family who is experiencing the normal human phenomenon of childbirth. The content areas of the course consist of nursing needs and care during the antepartal period, labor and delivery, the postpartal period, and for the normal newborn and the high risk newborn. The reproductive health of men and women throughout the life span is presented. Nursing care approaches incorporate prior learning in the biopsychosocial sciences through the application of the nursing process to the childbearing family. Learning experiences in a variety of settings provide an opportunity to develop knowledge in preventive, supportive, and therapeutic nursing care of clients in the childbearing cycle. Prerequisites: Nrsg 205, Nrsg 206, Nrsg 210, and all supportive courses. Fall 333-7  Child/Adult Health II The primary content areas are maintenance of oxygenation, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and integumentary function. Learning experiences will focus on bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment and the implementation of nursing interventions to enhance and promote adaptation for the child, adult, and family. Various resources and agencies will be used to provide the student with appropriate nursing care situations. Prerequisite: Nrsg 331. Spring

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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)  

Academic catalog 18 19 (web)