ACNU 304 - Illness Across the Lifespan I

ACNU 304 - Illness Across the Lifespan I

4.00 Cr
This course is the foundation of medical-surgical nursing practice. Students will utilize the nursing process as the framework for the management of pathophysiological problems in individuals across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Assessment of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual factors that influence existing or potential health conditions is considered including palliative care and end of life care. This course includes a weekly two-hour and 50 minute laboratory experience where students will apply the nursing process, teaching/learning process, and theoretical knowledge to practice nursing procedures that will be required of them at the 300-level of nursing. Student learning focuses on the mastery of core scientific principles that underlie all skills, thus preparing the student nurse to incorporate current and future technological skills into other nursing responsibilities, and apply skills in the diverse context of health care delivery while still incorporating the art of nursing with the principles of empathy, ethics, and advocacy. Principles of excellent communication, team dynamics, prioritization, quality improvement and safety will be integrated in the nursing simulation experience. This course includes a two-hour and 50 minute laboratory experience twice each week.
Term: 
2021FA
Method: 
LEC
LAB
Faculty: 
Kukulski, Melissa