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Areas of Study | | NURS296 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: NURS296
COURSE TITLE:Advanced Nursing I (ADN Level II, First Semester)
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:6
CONTACT HOURS:240
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:270
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Advanced preparation for the facilitation of nursing care to individuals with complex health needs. Focuses on the nurse's unique role to design and manage care for individuals from birth to older adulthood in the acute care environment. Emphasizes the nurse's collaborative communications with other healthcare professionals for health teaching and advocacy. Synthesizes theory and clinical experiences in the transition from the LPN to the RN role. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from Nursing Director and NURS192, NURS194, NURS195

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Assume professional nursing behaviors when interacting with fellow students, instructors, clients, families, and/or health care team members
  2. Make use of therapeutic communication skills verbally and non-verbally when interacting with clients, significant support persons and members of the interdisciplinary team and practice competent written and electronic documentation
  3. Distinguish behaviors of making clinical judgments to ensure safe and accurate care of a diverse client population within a family and community context across the lifespan
  4. Demonstrate clinical decision making into the delivery of complex nursing care for client populations while respecting differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs
  5. Create caring interventions that support a caring person-centered environment where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyles are respected
  6. Appraise health education to clients and/or significant others, promoting and facilitating informed decision making in the plan of care to achieve safe and high quality health outcomes in individuals, families, and communities
  7. Take part in collaborative care in planning care with clients, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to achieve client and organizational outcomes
  8. Develop the implementation of an individualized plan of care for clients and demonstrate effective utilization of client care technologies, information systems and other resources to provide comprehensive care to diverse populations

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual requiring IVs, Central Lines and Blood Administration
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual requiring Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness
  • Health Assessment of Human Function Across the Life Span
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Cardiovascular Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Musculoskeletal Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Integumentary Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Reproductive Needs

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.

Theoretical Component – Student must receive a “C” average or higher

Clinical component- Student must receive a “Satisfactory” in clinical. The clinical experience will be evaluated based upon the clinical assessment tool. **A FAILING CLINICAL GRADE WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT RECEIVING A “F” IN THE COURSE DESPITE HAVING A PASSING THEORY GRADE.** It is the student’s responsibility to be aware when clinical paperwork is due for each course that has a clinical component and in what format the paperwork is to be submitted to each clinical instructor. This may vary from course to course and instructor to instructor. Clinical paperwork that is handed in late will be scored according to instructor discretion. Point deduction up to zero score is possible.


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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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