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Course Descriptions

NURS 245: Nursing Care of Individuals with Acute Health Problems II

-Completion of BIOL 191, ENGL 102, NURS 232, NURS 240, and NURS 241 with a grade of C or better
-Completion with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in COMM 101, NURS 242, NURS 246, and SOC 101

This course in medical-surgical nursing focuses on clients with acute alterations in oxygenation, perfusion, nutrition and sexuality. Critical thinking pathways will be applied holistically utilizing Orem’s self-care model when caring for individuals with acute health problems. Campus laboratory experiences allow the student to practice more complex psychomotor skills. Planned faculty-supervised experiences in acute care facilities provide the student the opportunity to implement a more sophisticated knowledge base and skill level. The students also plan and deliver a supervised group health teaching project in the community. Clinical experiences are complemented by observational experiences in specialty areas. 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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