Course Outlines

Adult Health Nursing II

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 4.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    Adult Health Nursing II focuses on the care of adults with common medical/surgical health problems. Emphasis is placed on physiological disorders that require management in an acute care facility. Application of pathophysiology, nutrition, and pharmacology are applied to co-morbid diseases within each topic area. Prerequisites: PNSG1010 Foundations of Nursing Practice, PNSG1400 Adult Health Nursing I, PNSG1355 Pharmacology, PNSG1600 Clinical I
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/25/14 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Compare evidence based information through journals and online databases related to the care of adults with common medical/surgical health problems.
    2. Determine the appropriate response within the scope of practice of a LPN to actual or potential patient complications.
    3. Differentiate interventions (reporting changes, identifying actions to take, etc.) within an established plan of care for potential/actual patient complications of the adult patient.
    4. Differentiate priorities of care for individual patients with co-mobid diseases.
    5. Examine knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology and nutrition for adult patients with medical surgical health problems.
    6. Outline barriers to communication and learning to individual patients when providing health care information or reinforcing teaching plans.
    7. Provide rationales for prioritized nursing judgements for the adult patient with common medical/surgical health problems.
    8. Use focused assessment data to select interventions from an established plan of care for the adult patient with common medical/surgical health problems.
    9. Use the nursing process to collect data and contribute to the plan of care for the adult patient with common medical/surgical health problems.
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted