NSG 301 Functional Health Patterns Adults I, 6 credits

This course builds upon previous knowledge and skills from nursing and the basic and social sciences and explores selected alterations in functional health patterns, including coping and stress tolerance; cognitive-perceptual; nutritional/metabolic; activity and exercise; and elimination. Theoretical, scientific, and humanistic principles are used to achieve positive health outcomes for adult clients with acute and chronic illness in medical surgical settings. Emphasis is placed on the autonomic nervous, integumentary, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal systems, in addition to pain and infectious disease as health problems of adults. Students apply principles of pharmacology and use critical thinking skills to examine current research evidence and legal-ethical issues that influence the planning and delivery of nursing care to adults and their families. (3 credits lecture and 3 credits clinical/laboratory)

Prerequisite: NSG 201; Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NSG 300