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Active as of Spring Semester 2017

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Professional Nursing Concepts III

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 2545

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 6

Lecture Hours: 6

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This is the third course in a three-semester sequence in which complexity, application of knowledge, and evidence-based practice will be emphasized. There will be continued focus on use of the nursing process and nursing judgment to assess, plan, and implement nursing interventions to promote safe, quality, patient-centered care and human flourishing for individuals, families, and groups experiencing alterations in physiological, psychosocial, sociocultural, spiritual and developmental integrity. Concepts related to teaching/learning needs in the RN role in providing education to prevent, preserve, and restore health and human flourishing are integrated. Content includes caring for clients across the lifespan. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and RN role for the following concepts: High Risk Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care, Sexuality-Reproductive, Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: Elimination Pattern: Renal and Urinary Tract Function, Immunologic Function, Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: Oncology, Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: Endocrine Function, Cognitive-Perceptual Pattern: Neurologic Function, Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern Skin/Integrity: Integumentary, Cognitive-Perceptual Pattern: Sensorineural Function, Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function, and Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: Metabolic Function.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NURS 2545 - Professional Nursing Concepts III

All Course(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
NURS 2540Professional Nursing Concepts IIcr.
NURS 2541Professional Nursing Practicum IIcr.
NURS 2542Advanced Skills for the Professional Nursecr.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 2545 - Professional Nursing Concepts III

There are no corequisites for this course.