2017-2019 College Catalog-complete1 - page 115

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along the health-illness continuum. Students
will be involved in teaching and learning
activities that enhance critical thinking
skills, client management, evidence-based
practice and quality improvement. Students
will increase their understanding of nursing
process and prioritization in the care of
culturally unique clients across the lifespan
in an ethical and legal manner. (3 cr)
NURS 203 Nursing Practice
Transitions for the Paramedic
Gain nursing skills in the laboratory
and apply those skills in the clinical and
simulation setting. Utilize the tools of
informatics, nursing process, clinical
reasoning, therapeutic communication,
evidence based practice, and management
concepts to provide safe and culturally
sensitive client care for individuals across
the lifespan in a variety of medical facilities.
(3 cr)
NURS 224
Professional Role Development
Investigate the role of the RN. Students will
learn about historical trends, increase their
knowledge of the background and current
application of safety goals and competen-
cies, and use previous skills in management
to now refine leadership skills. Students will
start the process of analyzing individual per-
formance and system effectiveness. (2 cr)
NURS 225 Alterations in Health I
This course introduces concepts related to
Explore the pathophysiology and nursing
interventions used in caring for individuals
experiencing acute and chronic alterations
in health that build on concepts, knowledge
and skills introduced in practical nursing
courses and the supporting sciences. Utilize
evidence based practice, nursing judgment,
therapeutic communication, and the nursing
process as a framework for providing and
managing nursing care to diverse individuals
along the health-illness continuum. (3 cr)
NURS 226 Maternal Child Nursing
Integrate prior learning while expanding
knowledge of the neonate, developing child,
women’s health, and childbearing family.
Health maintenance and study of diseases
and disorders affecting diverse neonates,
children, women, and families along the
health-illness continuum and during the
end stages of life are examined. Emphasis
is placed on therapeutic communication,
the role of the registered nurse, ethical/
legal issues, and health promotion and
maintenance during life stages of growth
and development for neonates, children and
women. (3 cr)
NURS 227 Clinical Applications I
Participate collaboratively with members
of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to
provide safe and culturally sensitive client
centered care in the lab, clinical area and
simulation lab. Practice parenteral medica-
tion therapies and demonstrate professional
and leadership competencies while incorpo-
rating evidence based practices and sound
nursing judgment. (4 cr)
NURS 228 Alterations in Health II
Continue the study of acute and chronic al-
terations in health across a variety of health-
care environments. Discuss the principles of
clinical judgment, leadership and delegation
while prioritizing and providing safe, effec-
tive and culturally sensitive client care for
individuals experiencing complex alterations
in health. Analyze ethical health care, quality
improvement processes, and effective work
practices within the healthcare system.
(4 cr)
NURS 229 Health Promotion and
Psychosocial Nursing
Examine safe and effective client care in the
areas of health promotion for individuals
and groups in communities and in care of
the client experiencing psychosocial issues.
Expand skills in promoting a client’s self-
determination, advocating for clients, and
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