2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

NU 360 Adult Nursing II

Adult Nursing II is the second in the two-course sequence of adult nursing. This course explores the roles of the nurse in relation to providing patient-centered care to patients with complex medical/ surgical health problems. Course content emphasizes health promotion, disease/ injury prevention, disease management, health restoration and health maintenance. Continuing themes of pharmacotherapeutics, gerontological considerations, safety, evidence-based practice, therapeutic communication, multiculturalism, as well as patient education and advocacy are explored. This course incorporates critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment along with evidence-based practice and the utilization of informatics while promoting synthesis of knowledge and interprofessional collaboration. The clinical component of this course will support the learning of common health problems: pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, hematological, oncological, infectious disease, hepatobiliary, and neurological. A structured experience in the simulation lab is included to practice advanced nursing interventions required to care for high-risk emergencies in a safe, controlled environment.  

A prerequisite to NU 381, NU 390, and NU 395

Credits

6

Prerequisite

NU 340 Introduction to Adult Nursing

Corequisite

Pre- or Co-requisite to NU 374 Concepts in Child Health Nursing