NSG 404 Functional Health Patterns Adults IV, 5 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, nutritional/metabolic; activity-exercise, elimination, cognitive-perceptual, health perception-health management pattern, coping and stress tolerance, and value-belief pattern.. 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 normal aging process and pathophysiologic changes of adults with complex health problems and critical alterations in cardiovascular, integumentary, hematological, and multi-system dysfunction. 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 2 credits clinical)

Prerequisites: NSG 401, NSG 402 Corequisite: NSG 403