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Areas of Study | | NURS299 syllabus

COURSE TITLE:Advanced Nursing IV (ADN Level II, Second Semester)

Discriminates principles of advanced nursing for the complex health needs of the individual from birth to older adulthood with a focus on health teaching and client advocacy. Compares health and illness, addressing issues related to professionalism, management, nursing power and politics, and career planning. Clinical experience is designed in hospital environment, and supports the transition of student nurse to professional nurse. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)

Consent from Nursing Director and NURS192, NURS194, NURS195, NURS296, NURS297, NURS298.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Integrate professional nursing practice behaviors that demonstrate lifelong personal responsibility and accountability for own care and care delegated while practicing within a legal, ethical, and professional scope that is guided by accepted standards of nursing practice.
  2. Model 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.
  3. Incorporate the nursing process to make clinical judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, which integrates nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care to promote the health of a diverse client population within a family and community context across the lifespan.
  4. Integrate clinical decision making in planning care that incorporates the holistic needs of the client population by providing culturally and developmentally competent assessment and care while respecting differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs.
  5. Adopt behaviors that support a caring person-centered environment where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyles are respected.
  6. Design and implement health education to clients and/or significant others while promoting and facilitating informed decision making to achieve safe and high quality health outcomes in individuals, families, and communities.
  7. Organize collaboration with clients, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the responsibilities of shared planning, decision making, problem solving, and goal setting while delivering high quality, evidence-based, client-centered care to diverse populations.
  8. Determine effective utilization of client care technologies, information systems, and other resources regarding management of comprehensive care to diverse client populations.

  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual in the Critical Care Environment
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Complex Problems of the Immune System
  • Advanced Nursing Leadership Principles
  • Concepts in Nursing Career Development
  • Review course for NCLEX Exam
  • Advanced Concepts of Professional Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing for the Individual with Problems of Protection


*Subject to Change

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Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details.


Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details regarding grading scalre and clinical evaluation.

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

See required texts.

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:

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.

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