Sep 19, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[4 Credits]
The Adult Health Nursing I course is the first in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. The course explores topics related to the care of the adult such as development, cultural diversity, stages of wellness/illness, nursing assessment and diagnosis. The topics focus on assisting adult patients with health promotion and disease prevention. Content emphasizes theory, research, and interventions related to stress/coping/adaptation, health perception/health management, and roles and relationships. There is also an introduction to the role of an adult health clinical nurse specialist and professional standards governing advanced practice from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Nurses Association. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses and nursing practice sphere of influence. Clinical experiences occur in the acute care setting where students develop basic clinical expertisewith a selected population of adult patients. [120 hours practicum]. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 6305 and BIOS 6221.