University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
COMPREHENSIVE NURSING II
 

Subject: NUR

Course Number : 0211

Course Title:  COMPREHENSIVE NURSING II

Course Description:

This course requires that the student apply knowledge of the nursing process to the care of multiple clients across the lifespan (adult, child, family) with complex physiologic and psychosocial problems in various settings.  The student gains knowledge of specific stressors and adaptations that affect the pulmonary, cardiovascular, hematologic, hepatic and gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and integumentary body systems.  The student develops knowledge and skills related to advanced intravenous therapeutics.  Further, therapeutic nurse-client interactions and nurses’ use of self to direct and change behaviors are examined.  The student is expected to integrate psychosocial principles into the delivery of care.  Likewise, the student has the opportunity to collaborate with other health care providers within the acute care setting in planning for and delivering care to clients across the lifespan.  The student provides formal teaching to clients, their families and in community settings utilizing the principles of teaching and learning.  Current legal, ethical, professional and leadership issues are discussed during this course.

Credit Hours: 9 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  NUR 0112, NUR 0113, BIO 0213, PSY 0206

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