NUR 240 Expanding Competencies in Nursing Process (1 credit)

NUR 240 introduces the concepts essential for applying Level 3 theory in the clinical setting. The student will focus assessing and planning care for families in the acute care setting and in the community. Students will apply and analyze critical thinking skills, use of technology, communication skills, diversity, and professional integrity as they apply to the family unit. Issues of Family Assessment, Family Reproductive Health, and Death and Loss are explored. 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. 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 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. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing, BIO 171 and BIO 172 with a C+ or higher.