NUR 208   ACUTE MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING  SYLLABUS

 

 

DIVISION:    Arts & Sciences                                                                                              Date:  January 2014

 

CURRICULUM IN WHICH COURSE IS TAUGHT:  Registered Nursing

 

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:           NUR 208 Acute Medical/Surgical Nursing   

 

Credit Hours:            5Hours/Wk Lecture:  3                       Hours/Wk Lab:           6       Lec/Lab Comb:

 

 

I.          CATALOG DESCRIPTION:  Focuses on the use of nursing process to provide care to individuals/families with acute medical or surgical problems or to prevent such problems. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery

of nursing care.  Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies.

 

II.        RELATIONSHIP OF THE COURSE TO CURRICULA OBJECTIVES IN WHICH IT IS TAUGHT:   NUR 208 focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide care to individuals/families with acute, complex medical or surgical problems or to prevent such problems.  Content includes:  math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and complex nursing care of disorders related to all body systems.  Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies. 

 

III.       REQUIRED BACKGROUND:  Each student must have successfully completed the third semester of the Registered Nursing curriculum.  The expectation is progressive academic and clinical growth. 

 

IV.       COURSE CONTENT:  

1.      Nursing Care of the Critically Ill

2.      Nursing Care of Patients with Problems of Oxygenation and Profusion

3.      Nursing Care of Patients with Burns

4.      Emergency and Disaster Nursing

5.      Nursing Management: Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 

6.      Nursing Care of Patients with Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome    

7.        

V.        LEARNER OUTCOMES

The student will be able to:

 

1.      Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of professional nursing practice in the critical care setting;

2.      Prioritize client care using the nursing process and critical thinking skills to meet multiple health needs for critically ill individuals;

3.      Utilize therapeutic nursing communication skills when interacting with clients, significant support persons, and members of the health care team;

4.      Assess the client’s health status by completing a health history and performing a physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and functional assessment;

5.      Make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care and to promote wellness along the illness to wellness continuum;

6.      Perform nursing skills competently and provide accurate and safe nursing care including medication administration to critically ill clients;

7.      Participate in coordinating the decision making process with the client, significant support person(s) and members of the health care team;

8.      Demonstrate competence with current technologies;

9.      Assume accountability and responsibility for her/his own actions as a contributing member of the healthcare team and the nursing profession;

10.  Be prepared to successfully complete the NCLEX-RN licensure examination

 

VI.       EVALUATION

 

Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, papers, exams, case studies, NCLEX computerized programs or special projects as determined by faculty.  All students must successfully complete the clinical portion of the course in order to progress.

 

All students must also complete pathophysiology reports and care plans.

 

All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

VII.     This course supports the following competencies and objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Communication

Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning