Tompkins Cortland Community College

NURS208 - Art & Sci of Nursing Across the Lifespan

Utilizing and building upon previously-learned critical thinking skills and habits of mind, nursing concepts, and clinical skills, the student learns to apply nursing process, caring behaviors, and therapeutic communication to the care of clients across a variety of settings, particularly those with alterations in Gordon's functional health patterns of sexuality/reproduction, cognition/perception, and elimination. The student applies clinical judgment to providing evidence-based nursing care, with emphasis on factors that create uniqueness in client situations, including family, culture, and psychosocial and physiologic life-span challenges, as well as tertiary prevention. Consideration is also given to legal and ethical issues in nursing, including NYS Mandated Reporter Child Abuse training. Course experiences provide an active learning environment in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: C or better in all courses required in the first two semesters of the nursing program. 10 Cr. (6 Lec., 12 Lab). Fall semesters.