NUR 202 : Nursing Care of the Adult II
This course continues to address the nursing care of adults with common health problems as initiated in NUR 201. The focus is on the nursing care of adults with homeostatic deviances related to metabolic balance, activity, sensation, neurologic integrity, and emotional equilibrium. The course provides a variety of community-based learning experiences. Day, evening and weekend hours are used for clinical teaching. Prerequisite: NUR 201 with a grade of C+ (77) or better; BIO 239. Pre or co-requisite: NUR 203. Four lecture hours and fifteen practice hours per week in hospitals and health agencies. Instructional Support Fee applies.
- Describe the theory which serves as the basis for selecting nursing interventions to assist adult patients in maintaining or regarding homeostasis when threatened by common pathopsychophysiological deviances associated with activity, metabolic balance, sensation, neurologic integrity, emotional equilibrium, and multiple concurrent deviances.
- Apply the nursing process in assisting patients to maintain or regain homeostasis when threatened by common pathopsychophysiological deviances associated with activity, metabolic integrity, emotional equilibrium, and multiple concurrent deviances.
- Utilize interviewing techniques to communicate with patients with families, significant others, faculty, agency staff, and peers.
- Design and implement a short-range teaching plan for a client experiencing a common pathopsychophysiological deviance of homeostasis.
- Identify priorities of nursing care for a group of patients.
- Serve as an advocate in support of patient rights and well-being.