Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 364

NURS 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.
NURS 2117 Nursing Leadership
Emphasis is placed on the introduction of the fundamental principles of leadership
and management responsibilities for the entry level registered nurse. Topics will
include but not limited to such practice issues as: safe, patient centered, quality
care, effective delegation and supervision, communication, collaborative care,
informatics, quality improvement. Nursing research and evidence based practice
are also included.
Prerequisites: NURS 1112 and NURS 2113 with Grades of “C” or better.
Corequisite: NURS 2111.
Offered: Every semester.
NURS 2311 Nursing Care of Women and Children (Health Care Professional
NURS 2311 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
responses to health deviation during these periods in the life cycle. Patient
centered care and quality improvement are the central focus in the course.
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 1311 and NURS 2313 with grades of “C” or better.
Corequisite: NURS 2117.
Offered: Summer semester.
NURS 2313 Psychiatric Nursing (Health Care Professional Bridge)
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: Admission to Health Care Professional Bridge and BIOL 2111K.
Corequisite: NURS 1301.
Offered: Fall B Term annually.
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