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

ADN 213 - Meeting Human Needs V

The focus of this course is on the nursing care of persons who have actual/potential health problems related to the health patterns of Activity/Exercise, Role/Relationship and Values and Beliefs.  Classroom theory and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns.  Application specific to Musculoskeletal, Leadership/Management, Personality Disorders, Women’s Health and Family Violence are presented.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs across the life-cycle are applied to the nursing care of people with common health problems.  The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied with an emphasis on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration and health maintenance.  The student provides care to people in specialty and general medical/surgical units, as well as commmunity settings.  The students will assume the eight roles of the Associate Degree nurse with increasing autonomy.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs II, 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 II

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 213, 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, Role/Relationships, and Values/Beliefs, the student will:

1.  Demonstrate accountability within the legal ethical and regulatory framework of nursing.
2.  Appraise therapeutic communication techniques regarding nursing ethics/values to meet patient, family and colleague needs.
3.  Evaluate patients across the life-cycle with a focus on patients experiencing musculoskeletal disorders, personality disorders, family violence and women’s health issues.
4.  Utilize the nursing process to evaluate clinical decisions involving management of patient care which includes patients, family support systems and resources.
5.  Adapt interventions to provide coordinated, safe and culturally appropriate care.
6.  Implement teaching plans specific to clients experiencing disruptions in Activity/Exercise and Role/Relationship Patterns and Values and Beliefs.
7.  Collaborate with patient, family and health care team to creatively solve problems.
8.  Delegate activities of assistive personnel.
9.  Maintain safety and asepsis while managing care in varied health care settings.