Nursing a III (NURM-242)
NURM 242 explores the role of the accountable, responsible registered nurse as it relates to the delivery of evidence-based care to patients experiencing actual/potential, commonly occurring, multiple complex health deviations. Within the context of the nursing process, the nursing student gains experience in organizing, prioritizing and evaluating care for small groups of patients by assisting them to overcome those deficits which interfere with self-care. Nutritional, pharmacological, psychological and sociological needs of the patient as well as ethical/legal issues related to the care of chronically ill patients are discussed. Emphasis is also placed on increasing communication skills and implementing teaching-learning principles. Experiences are provided in a variety of structured health care settings such as the acute care units and medical-surgical units. Prerequisite: NURM 241. Corequisite: NRML 242. 6.5 lecture hours and 19.5 laboratory hours per week. 13 credit hours.