Dec 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

NRSG-240 Advanced Care of the Adult Patient

Credits 4.5 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076, or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT; Successful completion of NRSG-210, NRSG-220,and NRSG-230 with a 2.0 or higher grade. Co-requisite: NRSG-240C and NRSG-240L. Note: Clinical days may be altered to accommodate orientation, simulation, or other special events. Students must provide student uniform and stethoscope. Co-requisite: NRSG-240C  and NRSG-240L  
This course addresses the more complex medical-surgical conditions of the adult patient. Emphasis is placed on the understanding the dynamics of advanced care concepts including critical care and the application of the nursing process in meeting patient needs. The component of this course will take place in an acute care setting including critical care units.

Course Outcomes
1. Use the nursing process to organize aspects of care for the adult patient, with complicated medical-surgical conditions, at varying levels of wellness (including health promotion and disease prevention strategies 2. Apply the concepts and principles of nursing, and the natural and applied sciences to provide safe care to the adult patient, with complicated medical-surgical conditions, in an acute care setting 3. Demonstrate, through practice, the role of the nursing in caring for the adult patient, with complicated medical-surgical conditions practice within the legal and ethical parameters, demonstrate accountability for own practice and those responsibilities delegated to others, and display self-direction in identifying own learning needs and pursue education to meet them 4.Communicate effectively with other individuals (team members, other care providers, patients, families, etc.) to provide comprehensive aspects of adult patient, with complicated medical-surgical conditions, reflecting evidence-based practice, national patient safety initiatives (QSEN), and current best practices 5. Develop relationships that place the adult patient at the center of care, by demonstrating caring and effective communication, therapeutic relationships with patients, families and communities and professional relationships with members of the health care team 6. Function effectively within the adult patient care team and interprofessional teams, foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve safe and quality patient-centered care.