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Specialty Nurs (ASN)
SPECIALTY NURS
CLASS CODE: NURS 203 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course focuses on the application of the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, in the specialized caring for the well infant, child and adolescent, the high-risk infant, and the ill child and adolescent in hospital and community settings.
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 by implementing courses of action to manage stressful situations and resolve value conflicts.

2. Develop and maintain caring relationships through communication, empathy, acceptance, confidentiality, and protecting patient's rights.

3. Identify, analyze, and evaluate aspects of the professional nurse role in the following clinical environments:
1)Ethical dilemmas
2)Acute pediatric and neonatal care
3)Outpatient and primary care
4)Clinical and school environments

4. Progress in communication, leadership, and delegation skills.

5. Apply and teach principles of pharmacology and medication administration in nursing care of the pediatric patient/family.

6. Identify, analyze, and relate diagnostic tests to care of the pediatric patient.

7. Demonstrate, apply, and teach appropriate principles of asepsis in nursing care of well and hospitalized infants, high-risk infants, children, and adolescents.

8. Apply nursing knowledge to implement and teach principles of nutrition to encourage and or enhance growth and development of the pediatric patient.

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. Evaluate the child’s (or his/her family’s) knowledge of laws and opposites of health maintenance and health continuum, ability to perform ADL's, provide for physical and emotional safety, and participate in his/her plan of care within the context of the patient's current physical, emotional, and spiritual condition.

2. Involve the child’s support systems in planning and implementing holistic care of the child and in teaching disease prevention and the health continuum.

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

1. Utilize Erickson, Maslow, Piaget, and Kohlberg to assess the child’s needs and human functionality.

2. Apply the knowledge and technical skills necessary to understand and implement the standard of care for well and hospitalized infants, high risk infants, children, and adolescents.

3. Apply critical thinking and the nursing process, using the Conceptual Model as a guide, to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and revise nursing care.
REQUIREMENTS: The student is encouraged to participate in the learning process by reading assigned materials attending class lecture, viewing identified videos, completing assigned computer assisted learning programs, and participating in small group assignments and skill mastery labs. In class lecture, discussion, slides, video tapes, games, role play, chalkboard and overhead transparencies will be utilized.
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003