RNSG 1441 - Common Concepts of Adult Health
(4:4:1) RNSG 1441 builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in RNSG courses 1513,1105, 1144, 1160, and 1115. It focuses on common health problems requiring physical and emotional support to clients/families and/or groups experiencing stressors. A person is viewed as a holistic individual who interacts constantly with the environment. Increased emphasis is placed on critical thinking/problem solving and the effects of stressors on clients/families and/or groups. Pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, growth and development and cultural perspectives are integrated throughout the course. The student will continue to develop skills necessary to make appropriate nursing practice decisions by using clinical data and current literature including evidence based practice information in conjunction with the nursing process. RNSG 1441 presents the theory of clinical nursing as applied to the adult client seeking to “…maintain or regain balance as the individual moves along a continuum towards positive outcomes” (SPC ADNP Philosophy). The course is designed to prepare the student to assess, analyze, plan, intervene and evaluate the nursing care of adult clients/families and/or groups emphasizing knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Through laboratory and selected clinical experiences (offered in the concurrent course of RNSG 2460) the student will learn to function effectively as a member of the health care team by applying the nursing process and principles of teaching/learning appropriate to nursing care of individual clients/families and/or groups. Continuing emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as a Provider of Patient Centered Care, Member of the Health Care Team, Patient Safety Advocate and, Member of the Profession. The student will access appropriate referral sources in order to utilize resources within the community to meet the various needs of individual clients/families and/or groups. Students will evaluate their own strengths and needs related to personal and professional growth and development. This will enhance their ability to make required behavioral modifications and apply appropriate ethical and legal principles of practice in order to serve as a health care advocate for clients/families and/or groups. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: 1 Pre-requisite: RNSG 1513, RNSG 1105, RNSG 1144, RNSG 1115, RNSG 1160, PSYC 2314 with a grade of “C” or better. Note: This course must be taken concurrently with RNSG 2460.
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