Clinical Immersion I: Introduction to Concepts of Illness (2) Clinical immersion course that utilizes clinical experiences and seminars to develop clinical competency.
NURS 116 Clinical Immersion I: Introduction to Concepts of Illness (2)
NURS 116 is designed to further develop the nursing students’ skills in the delivery of direct patient care. Students will be placed in clinical settings where they will practice and develop their ability to utilize the nursing process through the use of assessment skills, clinical judgment, nursing interventions, medication administration, patient safety and patient education, and perioperative care of the surgical patient. In addition, students will explore introductory concepts of illness and pathophysiology that will lay a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for nursing courses taken in the second level of the nursing major. These include processes of illness – cell injury, inflammation, pain, fever and healing; processes for illness prevention, protection, and homeostasis – immunity, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base balance; and concepts of disease manifestation – poor tissue oxygenation, circulatory perfusion and hemorrhagic shock, and altered glucose metabolism. The course is limited to 2NURS majors, is taught one time per academic year and has clinical sections of 8-10 students.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: NURS 112
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.