2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 231 - Concepts in Nursing III

Description: Concepts of nursing care for clients with commonly occurring health care concerns with an emphasis on the developmental periods of infancy through adolescence. Advanced intravenous therapy. Uses nursing process format and integrates learning/teaching, psychosocial, diversity/cultural, spiritual, nutritional, pharmacological, legal, and ethical aspects. Clinical practicum includes management experience in well defined practice settings.

Prerequisites: ENG 102 and NSG 132 and PSY 245

Corequisite: NSG 233

Credits: 7
Lecture: 3
Lab: 12

Course Content:
1. Review of nursing process
2. Advanced management of IV therapy:
a. TPN
b. Blood administration
c. Intravenous medication administration (piggyback and push)
3. Adaptation of nursing care based on developmental needs
4. Holistic assessment of children and adolescents
5. Concepts of care of children and their families with physical developmental disorders and chronic illness
6. Nursing care of clients experiencing common healthcare problems related to childhood and adolescence
a. Immunizations
b. Cerebral palsy
c. Cystic fibrosis
d. Respiratory syncytial virus
e. Laryngotracheobronchitis
f. Meningitis
7. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in integumentary function.
8. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in hematological function:
a. Anemia and polycythemia
b. Leukemia
c. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma
d. Bleeding disorders
9. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in immunologic function:
a. HIV infection and AIDS
b. Rheumatic disease
c. Diffuse connective tissue diseases
10. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in hepatic and biliary function:
a. Hepatitis
b. Cirrhosis
c. Cholecystitis/cholelithiasis
d. Cancer
11. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in vision and hearing:
a. Assessment of vision and hearing
b. Impaired vision and hearing
c. Infections of the eye and ear
d. Problems of the inner ear
Learning Outcomes:
Clinical Competence:
1. Analyze data to individualize the nursing care of clients of all ages with multiple health care needs and problems.
2. Safely prioritize and manage nursing care for groups of clients.
Critical Thinking:
3. Use critical thinking skills to formulate and implement decision making in nursing practice.
4. Evaluate client's progress toward achievement of expected outcomes and revise plan of care as needed.
5. Employ therapeutic use of self in nursing practice.
6. Modify nursing care based on a client's diversity/culture.
7. Use effective communication skills when collaborating with clients, families, peers, faculty, and other members of the health care team.
8. Use the nursing process to meet the learning needs of individuals, families, and groups.
9. Take responsibility for appropriate delegation and supervision of others within the current scope of practice and established standards of care.
10. Take responsibility and accountability for personal actions.
11. Collaborate with nursing staff for supervision, delegation and coordination in the management of nursing care.