NSG 401 Functional Health Patterns Adults III, 5 credits

This course builds upon previous knowledge and skills from nursing and the basic and social sciences and explores selected alterations in functional health patterns, including coping and stress tolerance; cognitive-perceptual; health perception-health management, nutritional/metabolic; activity and exercise; and elimination. Theoretical, scientific, and humanistic principles are used to achieve positive health outcomes for adult clients with acute and chronic illness in medical surgical settings. Emphasis is placed on altered cellular proliferation, and alterations in endocrine, neurologic, oncology, renal and hepatic function as health problems of adults. Students apply principles of pharmacology and use critical thinking skills to examine current research evidence and legal-ethical issues that influence the planning and delivery of nursing care to adults and their families. (3 credits lecture and 3 credits clinical)

Prerequisites: NSG 303, NSG 304, NSG 305; Co-requisite NSG 402