Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses

Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses
Theory and content in the nursing care of acutely and chronically ill adults; professional behavior; illness implications for patients and families.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCourses in Nursing Semester 2.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining NURS 341
Course Outcomes

Design, provide, and evaluate professional nursing care for individuals, families, and communities.

  • Differentiate pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, assessment findings and nursing interventions of common acute and chronic illnesses as well as surgical or procedural interventions.
  • Identify treatment and rationale for each illness and surgical or procedural intervention.
  • Articulate and understand the implications of acute and chronic illness for patients and their families.
  • Correlate laboratory, procedure, treatments and other patient results to the effects of the disease process or treatments.
  • Identify effects of chronic illness on the patient and their significant others (SO).

Integrate the values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as part of caring.

  • Value the importance of spirituality in the nursing process.

  • Respect religious beliefs of the client.

  • Utilize personal inspiration in clinical decisions as well as the learning process.

Demonstrate effective critical thinking and communication.

  • Demonstrate professional behavior when communicating with instructors, other health care providers, patients and families.

  • In practice case studies given in the didactic class, demonstrate critical thinking skills and is able to calculate priority nursing care interventions for various types of medical surgical hospitalized patient
  • Identify situations where skills and knowledge beyond their scope is needed and accurately seeks assistance.

Exemplify life-long learning.

  • Participate in activities that contribute to the ongoing development of personal knowledge as well as the Nursing profession’s body of knowledge.