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Advanced Med/Surg (BSN)*
ADV MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 330 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course applies the conceptual framework in the education of and caring for the adult patient with specific attention to the wellness continuum as it relates to clinical changes in the critical care areas.

*Note: Escrow credit is a method of academic adjustment that allows a block of credit to be granted for previous learning. (See “Vertical Credits” in catalog). At BYU-Idaho, escrow credit allows lower division credits already earned to be awarded as upper division credits upon successful completion of specified course work. These credits are required for the BSN program. When the BSN student successfully completes Nursing 330 six vertical credits will be awarded.
DESCRIPTION: This course applies the conceptual framework in the education of and caring for the adult patient with specific attention to the wellness continuum as it relates to clinical changes in the critical care areas.

*Note: Escrow credit is a method of academic adjustment that allows a block of credit to be granted for previous learning. (See “Vertical Credits” in catalog). At BYU-Idaho, escrow credit allows lower division credits already earned to be awarded as upper division credits upon successful completion of specified course work. These credits are required for the BSN program. When the BSN student successfully completes Nursing 330 these credits will be awarded.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: Course Goals:
Discover, identify and participate in delivery of patients in critical care settings.

Course Outcomes:
By the completion of the course the student should be able to:

1. Identify various roles of the nurse in critical care settings, including legal, ethical and psychosocial implications for patients.

2. Integrate knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the body systems into the care of patients in the critical care setting.

3. Interpret laboratory and diagnostic findings for patients in the critical care setting.

4. State the effects of selected nursing interventions and medical interventions for patients in the critical care setting.

5. Formulate nursing care plans for patients in the critical care setting.

6. Care for a patient in the critical care setting.

REQUIREMENTS: The student is encouraged to participate in the learning process by reading assigned materials, attending class, completing assigned study sheets, participating in small group assignments and presenting selected topics to the class. In-class lecture, discussion, group work, video tapes, games, role play, chalkboard and overhead transparencies will be utilized.

Evaluation
25% of the student’s grade will be taken from journal entries written after clinical experience
20% of the student’s grade will be taken from case study presentation
25% of the student’s grade will be taken from the scholarly paper or term paper
25% of the student’s grade will be taken from 3 take home exams and/or quizzes
5% of the student’s grade will be taken from mega code completion

Details of the journal entries, group case study presentation and scholarly paper will be provided at the first day of class.

Criteria for Grading:
Final grades will be computed on the total number of points earned by the student over the duration of the course divided by the total points possible. The department of nursing has adopted the grading scale that is used at BYU-Idaho.

Policy for late work:
It is expected that all work, including exams, will be completed on time. A 5% penalty will be assessed per day on any late assignments or exams.
PREREQUISITES: NURS 316 and NURS 327; Registered Nurse Licensure
OTHER: Required Text:
Urden, L., Stacy, K. (2000) Priorities in Critical Care Nursing. Mosby Co.: St. Louis

Recommended Text:
Thelan, L., Urden, L., Lough, M. and Stacy, K. (1998). Critical Care Nursing. Mosby Co.: St. Louis.
American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001