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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Adaptation to Health & Illness Through The Lifespan I

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 2501

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 6

Lecture Hours: 6

Lab Hours: 0

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

The beginning course in a two-semester sequence which emphasizes use of the nursing process and nursing judgment to assess, plan, and implement nursing interventions to promote safe, quality 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:  Nursing Process, Teaching and Learning, Pharmacology, Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: Fluid and Electrolytes, Elimination Pattern: Renal and Urinary Tract Function, Normal Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care, Activity-Exercise Pattern: Cardiovascular, Circulatory and Hematological Function, Activity-Exercise Pattern: Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function, and, Cognitive-Perceptual Pattern: Mental Health.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NURS 2501 - Adaptation to Health & Illness Through The Lifespan I

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

Admission to the ADN program

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 2501 - Adaptation to Health & Illness Through The Lifespan I


All Credit(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
NURS 2513Nursing Practicum I