NSG 2525 — Essentials of Nurse Practice
Credit Hours: 9.00
Total Contact Hours: 156.70
Lecture Hours: 5.50
Lab Hours: 0.66
Clinical/Other Hours: 9.51
Provides opportunities to incorporate the nursing process in the care of adult and pediatric patients. Characteristics of the adult individual are studied with a focus on common health problems that include the human need of physiological safety (neurosensory/eye/ear). The pediatric individual is studied with a focus on common health problems that include the human needs of oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, physiological safety, activity/mobility and communication/cognition. Topics related to individual emergencies, trauma, bio-terrorism and disaster nursing are discussed. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, leadership, management and delegation as the student prepares to transition into practice. The student builds upon previously acquired knowledge from general education and applied general education course work. Clinical experiences are provided for students in a variety of structured settings to practice safe and competent nursing care. This capstone course concludes with a role-transition experience. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: NSG 1721, NSG 2521 or NSG 1326, NSG 2522, Background check (fingerprint).