Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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NRSG 140 - Adult Health Nursing

Credit(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): NRSG 130 , NRSG 131 , NRSG 135 , NRSG 136 , NRSG 152 , and NRSG 153 .
Corequisite(s): NRSG 141 .
The course is designed to build upon the knowledge acquired in NRSG 130 . The focus is on safe, effective care environments, health promotion and maintenance, and psychosocial and physiological integrity of adults who are experiencing health interruptions in well-defined practice settings. Principles of pharmacology, cultural competency, gerontology, nutrition, end-of-life and palliative care are integrated throughout the course. (Summer Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify sound nursing judgement in the provision of safe nursing care to adult patients who are medically stable or experiencing well-defined health alterations.
  • Discuss a caring holistic approach to patient centered care that takes into consideration all aspects of the person: (physical, nutritional, psychosocial, emotional, cultural, and ethical/legal).
  • Identify appropriate assessment data necessary in the management of patients with stable chronic health problems and well defined acute health alterations.
  • Identify appropriate nursing interventions to successfully care for adult patients with common chronic and acute health conditions.
  • Discuss nutrition and dietary considerations unique to the healthy adult patient as well as the adult patient experiencing health alterations.

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