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Nursing (NURS)

NURS 111S (US;IL) Nursing Roles (4) Introduction to nursing roles/process with emphasis on societal norms and multicultural influences on health care needs.

NURS 111S Nursing Roles (4)

NURS 111S US;IL is an introduction to associate degree nursing roles and nursing process with an emphasis on societal norms and the multicultural influences on health care needs. It focuses on professional development which includes an introduction to associate degree nursing roles and nursing process and the need to appreciate the differences that exist among culturally diverse patient populations. This course provides the student with in-depth study of health patterns, cultural diversity, health perception, management, and self perception across the life span while utilizing the nursing process and clinical judgment. Upon completion of the course students will be able to meet the following objectives: identify the following basic concepts related to the individual: adaptation, basic development, basic needs, communication, diversity, life span development, and relationships; identify the individuals’ unique physical and personal factors that contribute to a safe, therapeutic environment; describe basic concepts related to the role of the associate degree nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing; provides basic care to clients applying the nursing process and is sensitive to different cultural values, traditions, beliefs and customs; and recognize research as a theoretical basis for the use of the nursing process. Teaching strategies include lecture, discussion, simulation laboratory and clinical experiences. The course is limited to 2NURS majors, is taught one time per academic year and clinical sections are limited to 8-10 students.

General Education: None
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: admission to 2NURS major

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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