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COURSE NUMBER: NURS297
COURSE TITLE:Advanced Nursing II (ADN Level II, First Semester)
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:6
CONTACT HOURS:262.5
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:270
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Emphasizes the significance of nursing care in relation to complex health needs of the individual from birth to older adulthood. Focuses on the collaborative communication with other members of the health care team and with the individual and family in the hospital environment for health teaching and client advocacy. Theory and clinical experience enhance the integration of principles of advanced nursing. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from Nursing Director and successful completion of NURS192, NURS194, NURS195, and NURS296.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan and evaluate care within a legal, ethical and professional scope that is guided by the current standards of nursing practice
  • Assume therapeutic communication skills verbally and non-verbally when interacting with clients, significant support persons and members of the interdisciplinary team in complex environments and practice effective written and electronic documentation
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of care provided to diverse client population that safety moves them towards positive outcomes within complex environments
  • Assess the physical, developmental stages and cultural patterns of individuals and groups across the lifespan while integrating appropriate clinical decisions for the client population
  • Evaluate caring interventions within complex environments that support a caring person centered environment
  • Modify the teaching plan based on evaluation of progress toward meeting safe and high quality health outcomes in individuals, families, and communities
  • Prioritize with clients, significant support person(s), and members of the healthcare team to make complex decisions and set goals for diverse populations
  • Examine with diverse client populations in managing their ability to utilize available community services and electronic resources to enhance knowledge and compliance regarding comprehensive care

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Gastrointestinal Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Neurological Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Endocrine Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for Pharmacology
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Respiratory Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Renal Needs
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Needs Related to EENT

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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