Adult Health I
This course builds on Nursing Foundations. Patient care is introduced for common acute and chronic health problems. Students will begin to develop prioritization skills and continue to develop nursing psychomotor skills through classroom, lab, and clinical components. The theory portion of this course will include 3 hours of in-class and 2 hours of online instruction.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
- Utilize the nursing process to begin prioritizing nursing actions which promote positive patient outcomes.
- Apply pathophysiology to provide safe, evidence-based nursing care to patients with common acute and common health conditions.
- Describe culturally competent care to adults by discussing care and empathy during interactions with all patients, families, and significant others.
- Differentiate appropriate communication skills and professional behaviors in interactions with patients, nursing team members, and the interdisciplinary health care team.
- Provide patient education to promote health and prevent illness.
- Perform intermediate nursing psychomotor skills for safe, quality patient care.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Semester 1 courses; satisfactory completion of N322 or taken concurrently with N322.