Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 172 - Nursing Concepts 2: Common Issues

9 credits

Completion of NURS 171  & NURS 135  with a grade of “B-” or better.

NURS 137 .

Students build on concepts learned about care of patients across the lifespan. The focus is on providing direct nursing care to diverse patients with common, chronic, and stable health problems in community settings. This course embeds beginning psychosocial, nutritional, and ethical concepts.

Theory Hours
6 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
12 clinical hours per week.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

Course Outcomes
  • Document head to toe assessment for selected adult patients in community settings
  • Utilize effective communication techniques to provide quality, patient-centered care to diverse populations with a special emphasis on mental health problems (PS)
  • Apply nursing process to provide safe, direct patient-centered care for patients with common chronic and/or stable health problems (E)
  • Administer medications using evidence-based national safety standards (E)
  • Apply basic nutrition principles to clients effected by selected HC Concerns (N)

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