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2011-2012 Official General Catalog 
2011-2012 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ADN 214 - Meeting Human Needs VI

The focus of this course is on the nursing care of persons who have actual/potential problems related to the health patterns of Cognitive/Perceptual and Coping/Stress.  Classroom theory and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.  Also integrated into this course are our beliefs about human caring, the nature of human beings, health and nursing.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs and life-cycle are applied to the nursing care of persons with common health problems.  The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied in the delivery of care.  Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration, and health maintenance.  The student provides care to persons in specialty and general medical/surgical units, as well as community settings.  Students assume the eight roles of the Associate Degree nurse with increasing autonomy.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I, ADN 106 Meeting Human Needs II, BIO 131 Human Biology I, BIO 132 Human Biology II, ENG 110 College Writing I, MDA 210 Pharmacology, PSY 110 General Psychology, PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

Prior or Concurrent:  ENG 220 Communicating About Ideas and Values (Recommended) or ENG 111 College Writing I

Credits: 7
4.5 Class Hours, .75 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours per week for 15 weeks
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon completion of ADN 214, the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates more advanced competency in the eight roles of the nurse which include:  communication, professional behaviors, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and manager of care.  When caring for persons experiencing disruptions in Cognitive/Perceptual, and Coping/Stress, the student will:

1.  Demonstrate accountability within the legal ethical and regulatory framework of nursing.
2.  Appraise therapeutic communication techniques to meet patient and family needs.
3.  Evaluate patients across the life cycle with focus on patients experiencing disruptions in Cognitive/Perceptual and Coping/Stress Patterns.
4.  Utilize the nursing process to evaluate clinical decisions involving patients, family, support systems and community groups.
5.  Adapt interventions to provide coordinated, safe and culturally appropriate care.
6.  Implement teaching plans specific to clients experiencing disruptions in Cognitive/Perceptual and Coping/Stress Patterns.
7.  Collaborate with patient, family and health care team to creatively solve problems.
8.  Supervise activities of assistive personnel.
9.  Maintain safety and asepsis in providing care to patient and family.

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