NURS 246: Nursing Care of the Individual with Complex Health Problems
-Completion of NURS 112, 113, 117, 122, 134, 135, 232, 240, 241, BIOL 181, 182, 191, ENGL 101, 102, & PSY 101 with a C or better
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in NURS 242, 245, COMM 101 & 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.