2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 260 - Concepts of Nursing Practice IV

Credit Hours 8
Lecture: 4.5 Lab: 10.5
This course provides the student with experiences that continue the development of the nurse’s role as provider and member of the health care team with focus on the role of manager of culturally diverse clients. This course facilitates the student’s synthesis of learning by incorporating the role of the professional nurse as provider, manager and member of the nursing profession in the care of the client with complex health care needs across the lifespan. The student will provide care within the ethical and legal parameters of nursing. Also, the student will continue to build upon the curriculum threads, utilizing the nursing process for critical thinking/clinical decision making, effective communication and the teaching-learning process to assist clients in meeting multiple health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on, but not limited to the concepts of acid/base, fluid/electrolytes, infection, inflammation, intracranial regulation, metabolism, mobility, oxygenation, perfusion, professionalism, sensory perception, thermoregulation, tissue integrity. Prerequisite: NURS 250   with minimum grade (C).  SOC 290   may be taken concurrently.
Notes: NOTE: All clinical sessions of NURS 150, NURS 160, NURS 250, and 260 are scheduled as continuous sessions with each contact hour running 60 minutes to conform to Illinois Department of Professional Regulation program approval stipulations. Nursing practicums may include evening hours and are offered at a variety of clinical agencies including hospitals and extended care facilities.

Is course repeatable for credit? No
Is this course variable hours? No
Mode of Delivery
Traditional

Is this a Human Relations/Diversity Course? No