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Nursing Health Alterations

Course Number: 31543305
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

31-543-305 NURSING HEALTH ALTERATIONS ... elaborates upon the basic concepts of health and illness as presented in Nursing Fundamentals. It applies theories of nursing in the care of patients through the lifespan, utilizing problem solving and critical thinking. This course will provide an opportunity to study conditions affecting different body systems and apply evidence-based nursing interventions. It will also introduce concepts of leadership and management.(Prerequisites: 10-809-188, Developmental Psych; 31-543-301, Nursing Fundamentals; 31-543-302, Nursing Skills; 31-543-303, Nursing Pharmacology; 31-543-304, Intro to Clinical Practice; Corequisites: 10-801-196, Oral/Interpersonal Communication; 31-543-306, Health Promotion; 31-543-307, Nursing: Clinical Care Across Lifespan; 31-543-308, Intro to Clinical Care Management)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Plan nursing care for patients undergoing surgery (peri-operative)
  2. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations in the musculoskeletal system
  3. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations in the cardiovascular system
  4. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations in the respiratory system
  5. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations with autoimmune and malignancy disorders
  6. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations in hematology
  7. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations of the nervous system
  8. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations of endocrine system
  9. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations of the gastrointestinal system
  10. Plan nursing care for patients with alterations of the renal/urinary system
  11. Develop a plan for making the transition from student to practicing nurse
  12. Apply leadership principles
  13. Manage care for a group of patients according to the Nurse Practice Act