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NUR 1530     Nursing of Adults I     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 NUR 1410 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1450 NUR 1460 or NUR 1470

This course introduces basic concepts of adult medical surgical nursing related to the functional patterns of activity - exercise, nutrition, metabolism and elimination. The focus is on the utilization of the nursing process in meeting adult patient needs with simple well-defined problems with emphasis in the maintenance of health and prevention of disabilities in patients with temporary or relatively simple disruptions in their health status. The clinical component of this course will provide the opportunity to apply theoretical content in various acute care facilities primarily on general medical/surgical units. Problem solving approach utilizes the nursing process in providing care to patients. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7