NURS2421 Nursing Concepts II

Course Description

This course assists the student to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of focused biophysical, psychological and social functioning concepts. The concepts of assessment, caring interventions, clinical decision making, teaching and learning and pharmacological interventions are emphasized as they relate to mental health and advanced medical-surgical populations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze nursing care that is client centered, culturally sensitive, and based on the holistic needs of clients and families with complex health problems.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of biophysical, psychosocial, developmental and spiritual needs of the clients and families across the lifespan.
  • Employ holistic assessment data in the development of a nursing plan of care for patients with complex health problems.
  • Prioritize holistic nursing care for patients with complex health problems.
  • Analyze evidence based interventions which reduce the risk of harm from potential or actual client complications.
  • Differentiate common assessment procedures used to examine clients across the lifespan.
  • Illustrate the nursing process in providing culturally competent care across the lifespan.


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