NURS102 Nursing II

Department of Professional Studies: Nursing

I. Course Number and Title
NURS102 Nursing II
II. Number of Credits
6 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250 classroom instructional minutes, 2250 college learning laboratory minutes, 4500 clinical instructional minutes
IV. Prerequisites
COMP110, NURS101, CHEM101, BIOL182, BIOL228, and HLTH120N or
BIOL182 and BIOL228 and HLTH120N
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

Students are required to purchase a uniform, white shoes, a wrist watch with a sweep second hand, and a stethoscope.

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
In Nursing II, students learn the nursing care of various age individuals who have alterations in their needs. Providing care to individuals with potentially ineffective responses is emphasized, and ineffective responses are introduced. Students use current technology to analyze and integrate data.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Critical thinking will be used to apply the theoretical constructs from the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains to:

    1. initiate and perform caring nursing practices that meet the individual's basic needs without compromising the individual's dignity and worth, with appropriate supervision from the nursing faculty;
    2. utilize the nursing process to diagnose and treat patients with common potentially ineffective responses to alterations in the functional health patterns;
    3. demonstrate therapeutic communication skills with patients who have common health problems, share the findings with other health team members;
    4. describe individual learning needs for patients with common health problems and collaborate and assist with developing and implementing a basic teaching plan; and
    5. prepare a prioritized and individualized plan of care for a patient or patients with basic health needs.
    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 102: Nursing II, 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 - 3/99; New Core 8/2015