2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 232 - Concepts in Nursing IV


Description: Concepts of nursing care for clients with commonly occurring health care concerns: Alterations in cardiac and neurological functioning and multisystem problems including shock and burns. Includes concepts of critical care and emergency/disaster nursing. Uses nursing process format and integrates learning/teaching, psychosocial, diversity/cultural, spiritual, nutritional, pharmacological, management, legal, and ethical aspects. Clinical practicum includes preceptorship experience in well defined practice settings. Use of Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam as a progression benchmark and remediation guide.

Prerequisites: BIO 205 and NSG 231 and NSG 233

Corequisite: NSG 234 and NSG 235

Credits: 5
Lecture: 2
Lab: 9

Course Content:
  1. Nursing care of the client experiencing critical alterations
  2. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in cardiac function
  3. Nursing care of the client experiencing alterations in neurologic function
  4. Nursing responsibilities in disasters and emergency nursing
     

Learning Outcomes:
Use the nursing process as a framework for care of the critically ill patient and for the patient with commonly occuring health care needs and problems. (1-4)
Analyze the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic studies, collaborative care, and nursing management of patients with commonly occurring health care disorders. (1-4)
Examine ethical, legal, and political issues within the healthcare system. (1-4)
Specify pharmacological measures to prevent or minimize complications of selected acute-care disorders. (1-4)
Independently provide nursing care for groups of clients with multiple health care needs and problems in complex nursing practice situations. (1-4)
 
Required Assessment:
  1. Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam.