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Beg Med/Surg (ASN)
BEG MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 101 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course applies the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, to the nursing assessment, care, and common disease processes of aging individuals.
TAUGHT: Winter and Summer 1st Block
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Identify societal changes and demands in regards to the aging population.

2. Recognize the common stereotypes and myths regarding aging.

3. Describe the physical and psychosocial care for a terminally ill patient.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, and knowledge, incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Recognize the stages of emotional response to approaching death or loss.

2. Assess the normal physiological and functional changes, developmental tasks and areas of potential self-care limitations of the elderly.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Use possible nursing diagnoses to plan and implement strategies to increase self-care capacity, eliminate or minimize self-care limitations, and act for or do for when the person is unable to do for self.

2. Demonstrate teaching of prevention and health maintenance in regards to the medical and nursing diagnoses emphasized.

3. Teach wellness concepts to elderly clients using functional health patterns and the nursing process.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003