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Course Descriptions

NURS 241: Nursing Care of Individuals with Acute Health Problems I

-Completion of BIOL 182, ENGL 101, NURS 122, NURS 134, and NURS 135 with a grade of C or better
-Completion with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 191, ENGL 102, NURS 232, and NURS 240

This course in medical-surgical nursing focuses on clients with alterations in mobility, regulatory processes, sensori-neural processes and sensory deprivation. Orem’s self-care model will be utilized by the student to apply critical thinking pathways to the individual with acute health problems. Scientific principles and clinical skills increase in complexity. Campus laboratory experiences enhance the development of increased dexterity and proficiency of techniques. Planned faculty-supervised experiences in acute care facilities provide students with the opportunity to implement their accrued knowledge and skill in providing nursing care. Clinical experiences are completed by observational experiences in specialty areas. This is an 8-week course which meets 12 hours for 4 hours credit. (Lec 2 Lab 2) 4 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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