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NURS 401. Holistic Adult Care Advanced Concepts

Credits: 3
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Collaborative role of the nurse in holistic nursing care for individuals and families experiencing critical, chronic, and/or terminal illness. Physical and psychological support to clients and families coping with loss, death, and chronic pain. Quality of life issues and the meaning of chronicity.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 311, NURS 312 or NURS 323, NURS 314, NURS 315 or NURS 324
Corequisites: NURS 402 or NURS 420
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Integrate theory and research-based knowledge from the arts, sciences, humanities, informatics, and genetics into professional nursing practice to design nursing systems for clients experiencing disharmony of a critical, chronic and/or terminal nature.
2. Integrate theory and research-based knowledge from the arts, sciences, humanities, informatics, and genetics into professional nursing practice to design nursing systems for clients experiencing disharmony of a critical, chronic and/or terminal nature.
3. Utilize critical thinking in the development of holistic, evidenced-based plans that are culturally and ethnically sensitive and address the needs of the individuals, and families who are experiencing alterations of a critical, chronic, and/or terminal nature.
4. Integrate knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology to identify and plan care for clients experiencing alterations of a critical, chronic, and/or terminal nature.
5. Examine how health care policy, including financial and regulatory environments influences the delivery of high quality and safe patient-centered care for clients experiencing alterations of a critical, chronic, and/or terminal nature.
6. Describe how inter-professional teams coordinate and communicate in the care of clients experiencing alterations of a critical, chronic, and/or terminal nature.
7. Identify how improvements in individual and population health through health promotion and disease prevention can be provided when caring for clients experiencing alterations of a critical, chronic, and/or terminal nature.
8. Identify how professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice can be integrated into a personal philosophy of nursing practice with caring at the core when caring for clients experiencing alterations of a critical, chronic, and/or terminal nature.






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