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Course Descriptions

NURS 134: Nursing Individuals with Chronic Health Problems

-Completion of NURS 112, 113, 117, BIOL 181 and PSY 101 with a C or better
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, 135, BIOL 182, and ENGL 101
-Placement at college level reading

The focus of this course is on the nursing care of clients with the most commonly experienced alterations of perfusion, oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, regulatory processes, and integumentary problems. Orem’s self-care model will be utilized by the student to apply critical thinking pathways to the individual with chronic health problems. Clinical skills, based on scientific principles, increase in complexity. Campus laboratory experience focuses on continued development of dexterity and proficiency of psychomotor skills. Planned faculty-supervised experiences in the clinical area will afford students the opportunity to implement their accrued knowledge and skill in providing nursing care. This is an 8-week course which meets 15 hours for 5 hours credit. (Lec 2.5 Lab 2.5) 5 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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