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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ADN 212 - Meeting Human Needs IV

The focus of this course is on the nursing care of persons who have actual/potential health problems related to health patterns of Cognitive/Perceptual, Sleep/Rest, and Activity/Exercise.  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 eight roles of the Associate Degree nurse with direction.

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:  CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology and CLT 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory, or BIO 150 General Microbiology

Credits: 7
4.5 Class Hours, .75 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon completion of ADN 212, 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 Activity/Exercise, Self-Perception, and Sleep/Rest, 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 clients with disruptions in hematologic, vascular, cardiovascular, respiratory, anxiety and mood disorders 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 hematologic, vascular, cardiovascular, respiratory, anxiety and mood disorders.
7.  Collaborate with health team members in provision of care.
8.  Develop an individualized and prioritized plan of care for clients based on variations in assessments across the lifespan.
9.  Maintain safety and asepsis at appropriate skill level.