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COURSE NUMBER: NURS298
COURSE TITLE:Advanced Nursing III (ADN Level II, Second Semester)
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:8
CONTACT HOURS:207
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:360
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Formulates nursing care and communication for the individual, family and community, with complex physical/psychological health needs. Integrates biophysical, genetic, developmental and environmental information focused on behavioral health issues in the lifespan from childhood through adult. This course emphasizes the role of the community, effects on populations, culture, and disease prevention and health promotion. Theory and clinical experience create the opportunity for integration of principles of advanced nursing, health teaching, and client advocacy regarding mental health, to maximize holistic outcomes, and to recognize community and populations health risks. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from Nursing Director and NURS192, NURS194, NURS195, NURS296, NURS297.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Practice professionally, following standards of nursing practice, in the community and mental health nursing settings
  • Exhibit communication effectively, to promote health
  • Analyze safety priorities, for clients in hospital and community environments
  • Correlate using the nursing process, to promote the health and decision making of a diverse patient population, across the life span
  • Identify and adapt care in consideration of the client's values, customs, culture, and lifestyle
  • Observe health education needs, and engage in educational activities to promote biophysical, psychological health in the client and community
  • Collaborate with the client, family, and healthcare team members and identifies resources and evidence-based practice, necessary to progress toward achievement of outcomes
  • Examine the strengths, resources, and analyze the needs of continued monitoring and management of care, in the mental health and community settings

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Psychiatric Needs
  • Advanced Nursing in the Community
  • Advanced Concepts in Nursing Management
  • Concepts for Practice and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions
  • Influences and concepts Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Issues and Approaches in Health Care Population
  • Unique Psychiatric Issues
  • Nursing Practice in the Community

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:
Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details.

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.


BIBLIOGRAPHY:
See book list.

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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