NUR 240 Nursing Process and Concepts III (1 credit)
NUR 240 introduces the concepts essential for applying Level 3 theory in the clinical setting. The student will focus on the needs of clients and their families during the current events of hospitalization and in anticipation of future needs. Skills in documenting the nursing process via obtaining a health care history, initiating the nursing care plan or referral, and completing a discharge/transfer summary are introduced. The concept of loss, most significantly the loss of health and life, is examined. Several bio-ethical issues surrounding dying and death are explored. Skills are included to enable the student to assist the client and family experiencing such a loss. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours in study and classroom activity for the theory and procedure components. Demonstration of the application of these concepts in the clinical setting is a requirement of NUR 240. The final grade in NUR 240 is dependent on successful completion of all Level 3 requirements. Prerequisites: BIO 171 and BIO 172 (for generic students), NUR 220.