2018-2019 Catalog

RNSG 1132 Lifespan Nursing Care I

Lifespan Nursing Care I is offered in the second semester of the nursing program. This is the first of a three course sequence focusing on the nursing needs of individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing common, predictable alterations in function. Content presented includes nursing care of: the perioperative patient; the oncological patient; the patient with an infectious disease; and the patient with alterations in fluid/electrolyte and acid/base balance; gastrointestinal; hepatic and biliary; and, respiratory function. The conceptual threads of nutrition, pharmacology, growth and development, communication, cultural diversity, teaching/learning process, nursing process/critical thinking, legal/ethical factors, technological competence, safety, disaster/emergency management, the health-illness continuum, and therapeutic interventions are incorporated throughout the course. The lecture and laboratory component of this course introduces the student to the application of the nursing process to patients with selected alterations in function. Primary emphasis is on identification of physiological problems with appropriate interventions. Added emphasis is placed on goal setting and the evaluation of goal achievement. In the clinical setting, the student will apply learned knowledge and psychomotor/psychosocial skills in providing nursing care for one assigned culturally diverse patient in diverse care settings. This is a web enhanced course. Students may be required to access information, submit assignments, or test online through Blackboard.

Credits

7

Prerequisite

RNSG 1112 RNSG 1120

Corequisite

RNSG 1141