2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 College Catalog
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NUP 125 - Practical Nursing II

Credit(s): 9
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 6, 9

This course builds on concepts, skills, and theories learned in NUP 105 and focuses on the care of the individual patient and families with common health care problems. Building on concepts from previous courses, this course focuses on patient-centered care; quality improvement, informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, teamwork and collaboration, and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. The administration of patient care includes using the nursing process, performing basic assessments, using critical thinking, and assisting with patient education. Emphasis is placed on the care of patients with alterations of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiac, vascular, endocrine, immunological, hematological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and neurosensory systems and oncology content. The concepts of patient care, nursing management, pharmacology and nutrition are included within each system. Content is presented from a patient-centered approach based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Patient care includes consideration of physiological, developmental, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Consideration is also given to the impact of health issues, including the potential physical and mental adjustments, as well as restorative care. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, as well as through audio-visuals tutorials, skills lab, simulations and clinical settings. Students will provide care for individual adult patients and their families with common health care problems that require medical and/or surgical health care in the acute care, outpatient, community and/or long-term care and rehabilitation settings. Satisfactory performance of at least a 1.6 in clinical and skills lab and a minimum grade of “C” in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Applicable toward graduation at CSC where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, All Certificates (1.2)

Offered: Spring
Prerequisite(s): Take NUP 105  or NAD 105  with minimum grade of C. Take NAD 106 , NAD 108  with a minimum grade of C. Take BIO 111  or BIO 211  with a grade of C or better. All prerequisites and corequisites must be passed with a C or better to progress in the program. Corequisite: NAD 130  with the minimum grade of C.
General Education: Not Applicable

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