NURS2415 Nursing Concepts I

Course Description

This course assists the student to develop basic knowledge and understanding of focused biophysical, developmental, health, wellness, and illness concepts across the lifespan. The concepts of assessment, caring interventions, clinical decision making, teaching and learning and pharmacological interventions are emphasized as they relate to child and family health and general medical-surgical populations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply holistic nursing care that is client and family centered, culturally sensitive, and based on the needs of clients with basic health problems.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of biophysical, psychosocial, developmental and spiritual needs of the clients and families across the lifespan.
  • Utilize assessment data in the development of a nursing plan of care for clients with basic health problems.
  • Provide rationale for prioritized nursing judgments for patients with basic health problems.
  • Employ evidence based interventions that reduce the risk of harm and/or client complications.
  • Determine common assessment procedures used to examine clients across the lifespan.
  • Examine the nursing process in providing culturally competent care across the lifespan.

Prerequisite

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5 credits: 5 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other