2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

NURS 155 - Family Processes

6 CR
This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of health and illness throughout the life span. The nursing process, growth and development, and the family are integrated into both the theory and clinical setting. The clinical portion will consist of obstetric, pediatric, community health agencies, and school systems. Simulated experiences in the nursing lab will enhance the critical thinking skills of the clinical sessions. Students will be required to use an acceptable electronic device to participate in the course, i.e., laptop, iPad, Surface Pro. Chromebooks are not compatible with program requirements.  See the following link for acceptable electronic device minimum requirements:  https://examsoft.force.com/emcommunity/s/article/Examplify-Minimum-System-Requirements. [64-96-160] Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Nursing Program required.


Requisites: Full-time Nursing program: Take NURS 141  and NURS 160  with at least a grade of C.

Part-time Nursing program: Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , and NURS 160  with at least a grade of C.


General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Summarize the care of the post-partum client and transition of the newborn.
  2. Summarize the care of the client experiencing labor and birth.
  3. Summarize the care of the healthy newborn.
  4. Summarize the care of the newborn at risk.
  5. Summarize the care of the client experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.
  6. Summarize the care of the antepartum client.
  7. Explore common issues of reproductive health.
  8. Explore the stages of growth and development.
  9. Summarize the care of the pediatric client with cardio-respiratory conditions.
  10. Summarize the care of the pediatric client with neuro-muscular conditions.
  11. Summarize the care of the pediatric client with gastrointestinal and/or genitourinary conditions.
  12. Summarize the care of the pediatric client with altered immune and endocrine function.
  13. Demonstrate caring behaviors.
  14. Demonstrate professional behaviors.
  15. Communicate effectively with peers/staff/instructors.
  16. Communicate therapeutically with clients and families.
  17. Collect data with supervision.
  18. Report abnormal data.
  19. Document assessments, care, and client responses with supervision.
  20. Provide health care instructions to clients.
  21. Participate in planning nursing care.
  22. Perform nursing skills following established standards.
  23. Administer medication with assistance.