NURS201 Nursing III

Department of Professional Studies: Nursing

I. Course Number and Title
NURS201 Nursing III
II. Number of Credits
9 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
3750 classroom instructional minutes, 9000 clinical instructional minutes
IV. Prerequisites
NURS102, BIOL228, BIOL182, HLTH120N, PSYC110, SOCI110, and COMP111 or
PSYC110 and SOCI110 and COMP111
V. Other Pertinent Information

Within one month of their acceptance into this course, students must submit a current:

  1. Request for Criminal Record Check"
  2. Child Abuse Clearance Form
  3. Certification of Health Status (forms are available in Penn 441)
  4. Certification in CPR:Health Care Provider

Fees: See Nursing/Medical Assistant Fees table for current fees

  1. Nursing Fee
  2. Malpractice Insurance
  3. Nursing Laboratory Fee
  4. Standardized Testing Fee
VI. Catalog Course Description
Nursing III students care for individuals who have alterations in their functional health patterns with potentially ineffective responses. The nursing process is utilized to diagnose and treat the responses. Clinical experience is expanded to allow for increased student-patient interaction and practice settings. Students use current technology to analyze and integrate data.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    The nursing student, using the three associate degree roles, will act in a safe, competent, and caring manner. Critical thinking will be used to apply the theoretical constructs from the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains to:

    1. apply caring nursing practices, to facilitate patient responses, while maintaining individual dignity and inherent worth, working within the constraints of cultural variances;
    2. utilize the nursing process in diagnosing and treating more complex potentially ineffective and ineffective patient responses to alterations in fimctional health patterns;
    3. employ therapeutic communication interactions with increasingly complex patients; and collaborate effectively with other members of the health care team;
    4. develop and implement teaching plans for patients with increasingly complex needs; communicate the plans with the patent, their families, significant others, and the health care team;
    5. organize individualized care for increasing numbers of complex patients, prioritize patient's needs, and implement and delegate care; and
    6. act according to, and within the legal and ethical standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, the College, the Nursing Program, the legal-system at large, the affiliating agency, and the agencies' accreditation bodies.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Refer to Nursing Curriculum/Course Format for NURS 201: Nursing III, the Art and Science of Caring
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Current textbooks are listed on the student reference list in the course syllabus. All listed texts are on reserve in the library. Interactive videos are in the college library. Videocassettes are available for viewing in the college laboratory.

Review/Approval Date - 2/99; New Core 8/2015