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NUR 130 - Basic Health Concepts Nursing Practice

Credits: 6
2.5 Lecture Hours 2.5 Lab Hours 120 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: NUR 110 , NUR 120 , BIO 161 , PSY 101 , MAT 106  or MAT 108  
Co-requisites: (If not previously completed successfully): Take PSY 108 , ENG 101  and BIO 162  

This course is designed to build upon the foundational spheres of the individual, healthcare delivery systems and nursing. The emphasis is on caring for the older adult client during health and illness through didactic, simulated laboratory and clinical experiences. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply clinical decision making in caring for adult/older adult with health alterations.
  2. Demonstrate cultural caring for the adult and older adult population.
  3. Apply therapeutic communication techniques in caring for the adult and older adult population.
  4. Differentiate the learning needs of adult from older adult patients.
  5. Demonstrate integrity and ethical practice when providing care to diverse patients.
Listed Topics
  1. Nursing care of the adult and older adult
  2. Evidence-based practice
  3. Information technology
  4. Ethical practice related to end-of-life care
Reference Materials
Medical-Surgical textbook, online learning resources, simulation technology.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Technological Competency
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/21/2011

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