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NURS 246: Nursing Care of the Individual with Complex Health Problems

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 191, ENGL 102, NURS 232, NURS 240, and NURS 241 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in COMM 101, NURS 242, NURS 245, and SOC 101

This course in medical-surgical nursing focuses on clients with complex alterations in nutrition, regulatory processes, and immunological functioning. Critical thinking pathways will be chosen using Orem’s self-care model when caring for individuals and families with complex health problems. Faculty-supervised campus laboratory and clinical experiences will provide an opportunity for students to analyze the depth and breadth of the nursing role in complex situations in health care. Planned faculty-supervised experiences in acute care facilities provide students with the opportunity to implement leadership and management concepts with their peers, as well as providing care to individuals with complex health problems. This is an 8-week course which meets 15 hours for 5 hours credit. 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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