NRS 111 – Mobility II

Course Outline 

Course Number & Name:  NRS 111 Mobility II

Credit Hours:  6.0            Contact Hours:  12.0       Lecture:  3.0                       Lab:  3.0                Clinical: 3.0

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in NRS 106, ENG 101, BIO 121 and BIO 122, and CHM 101 or 103

Co-requisites:                   None                                                     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 which establishes 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 the established outcome criteria;
  7. identify ethnic and cultural values and advocacy needs of the adult client in response to health care;
  8. practice principles of communication to establish a therapeutic relationship with adult clients;
  9. develop a teaching plan for adult clients with commonly occurring health alterations;
  10. define legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse when caring for adult clients with commonly occurring health alterations;
  11. demonstrate behaviors that contribute to professional and personal growth; and
  12. demonstrate the nurse’s role when implementing the principles of management and delegation while caring for an adult client.