NUR 220 - Integration of Nursing Practice: Adults with Complex Health Problems

9 credits (PREREQUISITE: NUR 210)

This culminating nursing course provides students with experiences designed to promote the integration of nursing methods in the care of adults experiencing complex alterations in physical and psychological health function. Students use the nursing process to promote restoration and rehabilitation and assist clients in achieving optimal levels of wellness. Emphasis is on care of clients with alterations in health related to neurological health, sepsis, cancer, multi-system failure, mental health and trauma. Nursing responsibilities in bio-terrorism and emergency preparedness are included. All nursing skills, including application of therapeutic and pharmacological modalities, psychomotor skills, teaching and communication are included and critical thinking and ethico-legal considerations are integrated. Clinical experiences are provided in acute medical-surgical settings. (F, Sp, Su)