NURS 200   Concepts of Nursing Care: Adult Health Alterations* (10 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Nursing Program and NURS 150 and PSYC 218.

Students will engage in a variety of learning activities to build nursing knowledge and skills necessary to care for adult and mental health patients who present with varying physiological and psychosocial health alterations. This course will focus on the adult lifespan with an emphasis on the older adult population. Course concepts will increase in complexity, as they apply to adults, to meet the program outcomes: clinical judgment, facilitator of learning, advocacy, caring practices, collaboration, systems thinking, response to diversity and clinical inquiry. Students will apply theoretical content and therapeutic interventions in the clinical component of the course, which will focus on the increasingly vulnerable patient with more complex disease processes. Course instruction will occur using a blended approach that focuses on active engagement of the student in the classroom, online, and in the Health Resource Center, the Simulation Center and a variety of healthcare agencies.