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NUR 122 Nursing in Health Illness Transitions
Credit Hours:  8
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures, 12 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Focus on individuals and families with commonly occurring health concerns as they transition across the lifespan. Identification and application of nursing therapeutics in defined practice settings to assist culturally and spiritually diverse patients making health-illness and situational transitions.
Prerequisites: ENG101, NUR121, NUR126, PSY101.

Prerequisites: ENG101, NUR121, NUR126, PSY101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Participate in a study group, utilize the learning resource center as needed, and meet with your nursing faculty advisor at least twice during the semester to evaluate your progress.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Organize and plan care for patients based upon alterations in physiological, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, and spiritual functioning using appropriate assessment skills and nursing interventions to improve patients' health.
2. (Application Level) Apply the nursing process to diverse patient situation to effectively plan care.
3. (Application Level) Practice psychomotor skills for specific procedures to evaluate outcomes int he practice setting.
4. (Evaluation Level) Apply knowledge of assessment skills to alterations in health and deliver appropriate interventions in the clinical setting by evaluating responses to nursing interventions.
5. (Application Level) Apply safety measures for decision making to the clinical setting when taking care of patients with diverse alterations, with assistance.
6. (Evaluation Level) Apply professional responsibilities to patients with alterations in health including ethical, legal, and safety practices while demonstrating advocacy for patients. Evaluate self-growth in one's attitude, ethical, legal, and safety practices.
7. (Evaluation Level) Apply and evaluate respectful inquiry methods about the class, test review, simulation and the clinical setting.
8. (Evaluation Level) Supervise, delegate, and coordinate health care personnel to manage patient care effectively and consistently with minimal assistance.
9. (Evaluation Level) Utilize and evaluate therapeutic communication to provide safe nursing care and teach patients and families effectively.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Participate in the nursing process, gathering data, assisting in establishing a nursing diagnosis, and setting outcome goals for preventive, restorative, and rehabilitative health needs of patients with common, chronic, or uncomplicated health problems having predictable outcomes, in structured acute care settings.
2. Implement nursing simulations or case studies for selected patients with common health problems using evidence-based clinical practice, according to the guidelines in the syllabus for NUR122, focusing on physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, developmental, and cultural needs.
4. Perform all nursing interventions with safety and skill as listed in the "Skills Inventory."
5. Satisfactory performance of clinical skills and practice per professional guidelines as documented on the Clinical Evaluation Tool at midterm and final portions of the course.
6. Safely prepare and administer medications by all routes with supervision as indicated.

URL: http://www.acenursing.org/