Adult Health Nursing II :Practice

NURS 309 – Adult Health Nursing II: Practice

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:               Adult Health Nursing II: Practice
Code:                         NURS 309
Hours:                        Lec –  0 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 6 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 2.
Prerequisite/Co-Pre:    NURS 307
Level/Semester::         2nd level –Fall.
Department offering the course: Nursing department – Faculty of Health Sciences.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N
This course focuses on application of theories gained from Adult Health Nursing II as well as critical thinking, decision making skills in special medical and surgical settings. It is designed to develop the student’s skills in the nursing care of adult patients/families with  cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders, burn, perioperative care, pain and cancer.

C O U R S E   A I M
This course focuses on application of theories, as well as critical thinking, decision-making and nursing therapeutics in the general and special medical surgical settings. Topics include perioperative care, pain, respiratory, cardiovascular, cancer, and burns.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S
1.   Group discussion.
2.   Clinical demonstration
3.   Clinical practice.
4.   Clinical conferences
5.   Role play
6.   Assignment
7.   Case studies /presentation.
8.   Individual/ group exercises.
9.   Directed reading.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S
-Smeltzer S, Bear B. (2004).Textbook of medical-surgical nursing. 10thed. London: Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins Co.
-Pudner R. (2000).Nursing the surgical patient. Philadelphia: Bailliere Tindall Co; pp. 27-52.
- Craven R, Hirnle C. (2000).Fundamental of Nursing: Human Health and Function. 3rded.
Philadelphia: JB Lippincott Co.
- Perry A, Potter P. (2001).Fundamental of Nursing. 5thed. Saint Louis: Mosby Co.
- Monahan F D, et al.( 2117). Phipps’ Medical Surgical Nursing. 4thed. Canada, Mosby, ,Inc.
- Carpenito L.( 2008). Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice. 12th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Co.
- Ackley B, Ladwig G.  (2008). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to
Planning Care. 8th ed.  St. Louis, Mosby.