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ADN 211 - Meeting Human Needs III

The focus of this course is on the nursing care of people who have actual/potential health problems related to Gordon’s health patterns of: Nutrition/Metabolic, Elimination, and Sexuality/Reproductive.  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 nursing care to persons in specialty and general medical/surgical units, as well as in community settings.  Students assume the nursing practice roles of the Associate Degree nurse with direction.

Credits: 6.5
4 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hour, 6 Clinical Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes by incorporating the of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will:

  1. Demonstrate accountability within the ethical, legal and regulatory framework of nursing.
  2. Communicate professionally with colleagues and therapeutically with clients.
  3. Accurately interpret assessments of maternal/child clients and clients with disruptions in endocrine, renal and GI systems, according to Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns.
  4. Apply nursing process in the care of clients experiencing disruptions in human functioning.
  5. Support clients and significant others experiencing disruptions in human functioning by incorporating the dimensions of human caring.
  6. Design teaching plans specific to maternal/child care, endocrine, renal and GI disorders.
  7. Collaborate with health team members in the provision of care.
  8. Develop an individualized and prioritized plan of care for clients based on variations in assessments across the life cycle.
  9. Maintain safety and asepsis at appropriate skill level.