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Areas of Study | | NURS194 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: NURS194
COURSE TITLE:Adult Nursing (ADN Level I, Second Semester)
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:8
CONTACT HOURS:207
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:360
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Application of the nursing process to concepts of health and illness related to adult needs in a nursing environment. Expands the focus to enhance the student’s understanding of pharmacological needs as well as personal, interpersonal, and social needs and interactions of the individual. Clinical and observational experiences are provided in the hospital and community environments. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)

PREREQUISITES:
NURS192

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Apply professional nursing behaviors while demonstrating personal responsibility and accountability in the care of clients and families
  • Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills verbally and non-verbally when interacting with clients, significant support persons, and member of the interdisciplinary team and practice competent written and electronic documentation
  • Summarize rationale for making clinical judgment to ensure safe and accurate nursing care that moves the adult client and family towards positive outcomes
  • Apply behaviors necessary in formulating clinical decisions that incorporate holistic needs of the client population by providing culturally and developmentally competent assessment and care while respecting differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs for clinical decision making
  • Apply caring interventions that support a caring person-centered environment where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyles are respected
  • Demonstrate teaching and learning processes to promote health and reduce risks for the adult client and family
  • Participate as part of an interdisciplinary team to deliver client-centered care to adult clients and families
  • Apply the management of comprehensive care to diverse client populations in a medical surgical care setting utilizing client care technologies, information systems, and other resources

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Problems with Protection
  • Cardiac
  • Muscular/Skeletal
  • Renal
  • Endocrine
  • Neurological
  • Gastroenterology

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

*Subject to Change

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore
Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details.

EVALUATION:
The following grading system is utilized:
100-93.00
92.99-83.00
82.99-76.00
A
B
C

A grade between 75.5 and 75.9 WILL NOT be rounded up to obtain a passing grade; the student must achieve a 76% on the theory portion of the class to pass the course.


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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