NURS 131 Basic Nursing Concepts II

NURS 131 builds upon theory and skills taught in NURS 121 - Basic Nursing Concepts I,  End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs) of professionalism, communication, assessment, planning, and caring interventions as defined by the Department of Nursing will be emphasized in this course. Physiologic and psychosocial concepts are incorporated into each unit, addressing adaptation problems and underlying scientific concepts throughout all stages of client growth and development. Content and principles related to the use of the nursing process in the following units are included in this course: (1) Perioperative Role of the Nurse and Pain Management, (2) Urologic and Renal System Assessment & Disorders, (3) Spiritual Care and Care of the Dying Patient, (4) Cardiac and Vascular Disorders, (5) Gastrointestinal Assessment and Inflammatory Bowel Disorders, (6) Conception and Fetal Development , (7) Concepts of Self & Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and Therapeutic Communication Skills. Prerequisites: NURS 121 - Basic Nursing Concepts I, NURS 198A - Basic Nursing Concepts Clinical I, CHEM 115, CHEM 115L - Introductory Chemistry and Lab, BIOL 111A - Concepts of Biology, and PSYC 111 - Introduction to Psychology. Co-requisite: NURS 198B - Basic Nursing Concepts Clinical II. Spring.