NRS 108Nursing II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  NRS 108 Nursing II

Credit Hours:  8.0             Contact Hours:  18.0       Lecture: 3.0                        Lab:  3.0                Clinical: 12.0

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in NRS 107 and MTH 116

Co-requisites:  BIO 122                                                  Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: In this course, students render care to clients who have commonly occurring health alterations generally affecting middle adult populations. Laboratory and clinical activities create a construct, which assists students to develop the role of provider of care.  Assessment skills and nursing diagnoses are expanded with a focus on planning and intervention to meet the physiologic, psychosocial, and safety needs of clients.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. assess adult clients with commonly occurring health alterations using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Erikson’s Developmental Theory with emphasis on the middle-aged adult;
  2. utilize concepts of critical thinking when planning care;
  3. formulate nursing diagnoses to define the needs of adult clients with commonly occurring health alterations;
  4. develop a plan of care for adult clients with commonly occurring health alterations in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team;  this plan of care should establish priorities, short- and long-term client-centered goals, and appropriate nursing interventions, which are based on scientific rationale.
  5. implement caring interventions and selected nursing skills in a safe and competent manner using current technology;
  6. compare adult client responses to nursing care with established outcome criteria;
  7. identify and discuss ethnic and cultural values and advocacy needs of the adult client in response to health care;
  8. utilize effective principles of communication to establish a therapeutic relationship with adult clients;
  9. develop a teaching plan for adult clients with commonly occurring health alterations;