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South Plains College    
 
    
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog
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RNSG 2307 - Adaptation to Role of Professional Nurse


(3:2:2) Pre-requisites: CHEM 1406, PSYC 2301, BIOL 2401, and ENGL 1301, with grades of “C” or better in each. RNSG 2307 is a leveling course designed to meet the needs of advanced-standing students. Selected concepts related to the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Review of trends and issues impacting nursing and health care today and in the future. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Content also includes a review of nursing theory, nursing skills, problem solving, critical thinking, nursing process, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base and hyperalimentation, intravenous therapy. RNSG 2307 includes mathematics for medication administration. The course is designed to prepare the student to apply critical thinking and the nursing process to hospitalized clients/families and/or groups experiencing recurring common health problems and stress of illness. Curriculum concepts reflected throughout are: growth & development, nutrition, pharmacology, safety, delegation and assignment. Communication skills as well as ethical/legal implications are integrated throughout. The nurse as a professional is emphasized in the professional roles of nursing:   provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs provides the model for nursing assessment of the adult client. Emphasis is also placed in critical thinking and the nursing process is applied to the adult experiencing the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual stressors of illness. Through simulated and actual experiences, the student learns to apply the nursing process to the adult client & to function in the three interrelated roles of nursing practice. This course must be taken concurrently with RNSG 2260, RNSG 1115, & RNSG 2313. Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2 Pre-requisite: CHEM 1406, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, BIOL 2401 with a grade of “C” or better in each. Note: This course lends itself to a blocked approach. RNSG 2307 includes a review of nursing theory and nursing skills, problem solving, critical thinking and the nursing process applied to clients/families in a variety of settings in the community. This course must be taken concurrently with RNSG 2260.


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