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Specialty Nurs (ASN)
SPECIALTY NURS
CLASS CODE: NURS 202 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course provides the student experience in hospital and community settings in order to apply the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide in caring for individuals through the wellness continuum as it applies to women's health issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery and the newborn period.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
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. Demonstrate progress in personal and professional stewardship goals in caring for the child-bearing family through studying diagnostic tests, nutrition, pharmacology, and using asepsis appropriately.

2. Examine, evaluate, and respect agency in professional roles and ethical dilemmas which may affect the ability to implement and/or accomplish the plan of care by using leadership/delegation and communication/thinking.

3. Develop and maintain a caring relationship through empathy, acceptance, and congruence by providing emotional safety and utilizing therapeutic communication and teaching.

4. Apply knowledge and skills to implement the standard of care using asepsis and physical safety for patients experiencing women's health issues, pregnancy, labor, and delivery and the newborn period.

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

1. Idendify the patient's support system and sustain, teach, and provide emotional safety.

2. Assess the patient's knowledge of health and illness and his/her ability to participate in the treatment plan through therpaeutic communication.

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

1. Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the standard of care regarding asepsis and physical safety, utilizing the nursing process and technical skills, in rendering care to patients with:
1)Alterations in family relationships related to pregnancy.
2)Alterations in physical/emotional well being related to complications of pregnancy.
3)Alterations in comfort related to labor and delivery.
4)Alterations in body functions related to the return of the body systems to pre-pregnant status.
5)Alterations in parenting related to the addition of another family member.
6)Alterations in physical/emotional well being related to problems of the female reproductive system.

2. Teach prevention, health maintenance and stress management in regards to the medical and nursing diagnoses affected by pregnancy and women's health issues and communicate the teaching completed.

3. Apply critical thinking and the nursing process, using the Conceptual Model as a guide, to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and revise nursing care in a variety of patient care and team collaborative efforts through a clear and appropriate communication and delegation.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
OTHER: Lab Fee: $5.00
NCLEX Review Fee: $30.00
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003