Mar 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
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NURS 2420 - Nursing Care IV

9 sem hrs cr (6 hours lecture-9 hours lab)

Guided learning opportunities focus on the care of clients and families with acute and chronic advanced medical-surgical and specific mental health problems with emphasis on the application of the nursing core competencies of professional behavior, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care.

This course includes lecture, clinical, and skills lab components which include focus on topics and experiences that synthesize all knowledge from prior courses in the nursing program.  Teamwork is promoted through classroom and clinical assignments.   Clinical and skills lab experiences provide opportunities for students to continue to learn and perform advanced psychomotor skills in the care of clients with complex medical and nursing problems.  A comprehensive simulation experience is included that incorporates concepts and skills from all four semesters of the nursing program.  In acute medical-surgical clinical settings, students plan, manage, and delegate nursing care for a group of clients with multiple alterations in health and collaborate with clients, support persons, and other healthcare providers to promote positive client outcomes.  Throughout the course, activities help students prepare for the transition to professional nursing role. Prerequisite: NURS 2410, ENGL 1020, SPCH 1010 Corequisite: NURS 2130. Prerequisite or Corequisite:  ARTA, MUSA or THEA 1030.

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