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NRS 233 NURSING III

NRS 233 – Nursing III

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  NRS 233 Nursing III

Credit Hours:  9.0            Contact Hours:  19.0       Lecture:  4.0                       Lab:  3.0                Clinical: 12.0

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in NRS 106 or NRS 107, NRS 108 or NRS 111, BIO 122 & PSY 101

Co-requisites:   BIO 211                                                 Concurrent Courses:   None

Course Description: Students render care to clients who have complex health alterations generally affecting young adult populations.  The focus is on further development of the role of provider of care.  Students continue to develop communication skills and the ability to assist clients to meet higher-level needs.  Laboratory and clinical activities assist students to assess, diagnose, plan, and evaluate nursing care and to refine previously-learned nursing skills to render care to clients with complex health alterations.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students will do the following:

  1. assess clients with psychiatric and complex health alterations using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Erikson’s developmental theory with emphasis on the young adult;
  2. utilize basic physical assessment skills and mental status assessment skills to contribute to the database of clients; and
  3. apply knowledge from the biological, social sciences, and communication theories as resources to contribute to the database of clients
  4. formulate nursing diagnoses to define the needs of clients with psychiatric, complex, and multiple health alterations;
  5. develop a plan of care for clients with psychiatric, complex, and multiple health alterations which establishes priorities, short- and long-term client-centered goals, and appropriate nursing interventions using community resources as needed;
  6. implement the plan of care using critical thinking and complex nursing skills in a safe and competent manner when caring for clients with psychiatric, complex, and multiple health alterations;
  7. evaluate client response according to established outcome criteria and revise care plan as needed;
  8. incorporate ethno-cultural values and advocacy needs into the nursing care of clients with psychiatric, complex, and multiple health alterations;
  9. utilize principles of communication to establish a therapeutic relationship when caring for clients with psychiatric, complex, and multiple health alterations;