Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 443

1311 Adult Health (Health Care Professional Bridge)
The course emphasizes quality and safety in nursing education core
competencies, as it relates to the provision of patient centered care to people
experiencing respiratory, circulatory, renal, digestive, endocrine, musculoskeletal,
and neurological alterations. Common health care alterations which are chronic
in nature and that may require surgical intervention are emphasized. Teamwork,
informatics, quality improvement, and evidenced based practice are essential
components in the course. Development of personal responsibility and ethical
behavior is acquired through supervised lab performance and clinical
experiences with selected patients.
Prerequisites: NURS 1301 and NURS 2313 and BIOL 2112K with grades of”C”
or better.
Corequisite: NURS 1105.
Offered: Spring.
2111 Nursing Care of Women and Children
NURS 2111 explores the roles of the nurse in safely providing quality, patient
centered care within an interdisciplinary structure to meet the needs of families
who have children. Applies principles of health promotion from the antepartal
period through adolescence and examines human growth, development, and
resopnses to health deviation during these periods in the life cycle. Patient
centered care and quality improvement are the central focus in the couse.
Informatics is emphasized when providing safe patient care. Classroom and
clinical instruction involves providing nursing care to antepartal, intrapartal,
postpartal, and pediatric patients and incorporating evidence based practice and
previously learned knowledge and skills.
Prerequisites: NURS 1112 and NURS 2113 with grades of “C” or better.
Corequisite: NURS 2117
Offered: Every semester.
2113 Psychiatric Nursing
This course focuses on the physiological, emotional, behavioral and sociocultural
aspects of mental health and mental illness. The nurse’s role as a collaborative
member of the behavioral health team is introduced. The course content is
centered on evidence based practice and quality improvement. Informatics is a
component in the course. The clinical rotations give the adult learner the
opportunity to apply this knowledge to provide safe, effective patient centered
care in a therapeutic milieu.
Prerequisites: NURS 1111 and BIOL 2112K with grades of “C” or better.
Corequisite: NURS 1112.
Offered: Every semester.
2115 Adult Health III
The final course in the Nursing program is designed to emphasize care of
patients with complex acute as well as chronic multisystem disorders, and
medical-surgical alterations. Supervised clinical experiences in high acuity unit
will facilitate continued growth of student’s professional practice. Components of
the course include: patient centered care, evidence based practice,
collaboration, informatics and quality improvement. Supervised leadership roles
in the clinical arena are provided for the students to enhance their management
skill while directing their colleagues in providing safe patient care that meets
entry level standards.
Prerequisites: Completion of all Nursing and all core courses with a grade of “C”
or better.
Offered: Every semester.
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