Dec 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 1443 - Complex Concepts of Adult Health

CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 4
Course Description: Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession in the care of adult patients and families with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with body systems. Emphasis on complex knowledge, judgments, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. (4-0-0) End-of-Course Outcomes: Integrate the roles of the professional nurse in the provision of care of adult patients and families; utilize critical thinking skills and a systematic problem-solving process in providing care for adult patients and families with complex health care needs.
1. Utilize clinical decision making to provide care for adult medical-surgical patients with complex acute and chronic health care problems in simulated learning experiences.
2. Develop a collaborative patient centered plan of care for adults with complex health problems.
3. Apply informatics and technology in researching current care for patients with selected complex disease processes.
4. Apply knowledge of cultural differences when providing patient care for adults of all ages in simulated learning experiences.
5. Analyze the role of the nurse in achieving positive patient outcomes for adults with complex health problems. 1,2,3,4,5,6

Prerequisite(s): RNSG: 1441

Successful completion of previous term courses. 

Faculty Consent: N