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Nursing Health Promotion

Course Number: 31543306
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

31-543-306 NURSING HEALTH PROMOTION ...this course focuses on topics related to health promotion for individuals and families throughout the lifespan. We will cover nursing care of the developing family, which includes reproductive issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum, the newborn, and the child. Recognizing the spectrum of healthy families we will discern patterns associated with adaptive and maladaptive behaviors applying mental health principles. An emphasis is placed on teaching and supporting healthy lifestyles choices for individuals of all ages. Nutrition, exercise, stress management, empowerment, and risk reduction practices are highlighted. Study of the family will cover dynamics, functions, discipline styles, and stages of development. (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; 31-543-307, Nursing: Clinical Care Across Lifespan)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Use principles of teaching/learning when reinforcing teaching plans
  2. Apply principles of family dynamics to nursing care
  3. Adapt nursing interventions for maladaptive patterns of behavior
  4. Plan nursing care for patients with reproductive issues
  5. Plan nursing care for a healthy pregnant woman
  6. Plan nursing care during uncomplicated labor and delivery
  7. Plan nursing care for a healthy newborn
  8. Plan nursing care for the post-partum patient
  9. Examine adaptations of nursing care for patients from infancy through adolescence
  10. Plan nursing care for the ill child
  11. Plan a healthy diet for a well patient
  12. Encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors in patients
  13. Promote safety/accident prevention for patients from infancy through adolescence
  14. Promote healthy coping in acute and chronic illness