Jun 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

NRSG-120 Basic Care of the Adult Patient (A)

Credits 5.75 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT; Successful completion of NRSG-105 and NRSG-110, both with a 2.0 or higher. Co-requisite: NRSG-120L and NRSG-120C. Note: Clinical days may be altered to accommodate orientation, simulation, or other special events. Student must provide student uniform and stethoscope.
This course introduces the student to the study of common medical-surgical conditions encountered in the adult patient. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of pathophysiological concepts and care of patients with common health problems including patients with diabetes thyroid respiratory cardiovascular perpheral vascular hematologic immune renal dermatologic disorders as well as patients with cancer and fluid and electrolyte imbalances. The focus will be the application of the nursing process in the therapeutic management of the adult patient at varying levels of wellness and illness. The clinical component of this course will take place in acute care settings.

Course Outcomes
1. Use the nursing process to organize aspects of care for the adult patient, with 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 common medical-surgical conditions, in an acute care setting 3. Demonstrate, through practice, the role of the nursing in caring for the adult patient, with common medical-surgical conditions 4.Communicate effectively with other individuals (team members, other care providers, patients, families, etc.) to provide aspects of adult patient care, 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 tam and interprofessional teams, foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient-centered care.