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NUR 221 Nursing in Developmental 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/F Only

Description: Nursing care of the patient across developmental stages in the lifespan. Transitions theory is used as the framework to examine healthy and unhealthy transitions and nursing therapeutics, which promote healthy developmental transitions.

Prerequisites: NUR122, NUR145, ENG102.

Corequisites: None

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

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify healthy and specific alterations in physiological, psychosocial, cultural, developmental,and spiritual functioning for specialized populations using appropriate assessment skills and nursing interventions to improve patients' health.
2. (Application Level) Apply the nursing process to specialized patient populations to effectively plan care.
3. (Evaluation Level) Practice psychomotor skills for specific population procedures to evaluate outcomes in the practice setting.
4. (Evaluation Level) Identify and apply knowledge of assessment skills to specialized populations and deliver appropriate interventions in the simulation and clinical settings by evaluating responses to nursing interventions.
5. (Analysis Level) Apply safety measures for decision making to the clinical setting when taking care of specialized patients with assistance.
6. (Evaluation Level) Apply professional responsibilities to specialized populations including ethical, legal, safety practices to patient care 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 course classroom, test review, simulation and the clinical setting.
8. (Synthesis Level) Supervise, delegate, and coordinate health care personnel to manage patient care effectively and consistently with minimal assistance.
9. (Application Level) Utilize therapeutic communication to provide safe nursing care to teach patients and families effectively while learning to communicate with other personnel in the healthcare system.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
URL: http://www.acenursing.org