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NURS 2700 - Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional Nurse

Credits: 9
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces the student to the role of the professional nurse. The emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan includes learning about self-health, as well as holistic client health practices. Students learn to access and apply research evidence to guide safe preventative care. The student will incorporate communication and growth and development theory in a caring and culturally sensitive manner. The student will work as an ethical member of multi-disciplinary teams giving and receiving feedback about performance and use reflective thinking about their practice. Within the context of the nursing process, populations studied will include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Acceptance into the Nursing program is required. This course requires completion of NURS 2750  and BIOL 2032  with grades of C or higher or concurrently enrolled and General Education Electives - 8 credits.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2031  with a grade of C or higher, PSYC 1020 , PSYC 1041   and COMM 1031  or COMM 1041  or COMM 1051  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Professional Development and Identity for the Foci of Care of Health Promotion
    1. Attributes and Roles of a Nurse
      1. Professionalism
      2. Clinical Decision- Making & Judgment
      3. Ethics
      4. Leadership
      5. Self-care
      6. Life-long learning
      7. Social Justice
    2. Care Competencies
      1. Holistic Nursing Process
      2. Therapeutic & Professional Communication
      3. Collaboration
      4. Quality & Safety
      5. Technology & Informatics
      6. Teaching & Learning
    3. Health Care Delivery
      1. Evidence-based Practice
      2. Health Care Infrastructure
  2. Physiologic Integrity for the Foci of Health Promotion
    1. Physiological Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance
      2. Acid-Base Balance
      3. Thermoregulation
      4. Cellular Regulation
      5. Intracranial Regulation
      6. Metabolism
      7. Elimination
      8. Sexuality & Reproduction
      9. Oxygenation
      10. Perfusion
    2. Protection and Movement
      1. immunity
      2. Inflammation
      3. Infection
      4. Tissue Integrity
      5. Sensory Perception
      6. comfort
      7. Mobility
      8. rest
  3. Psychosocial Integrity for the Foci of Care of Health Promotion
    1. Psychosocial Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Family Dynamics
      2. Spirituality
      3. Motivation
      4. Adherence
      5. Cognitive Function
    2. Behavioral Resilience
      1. Coping, Stress, and Adaptation
  4. Lifespan Growth and Development Considerations for the Foci of Care of Health Promotion
    1. Determinants of Health
      1. Functional Ability
      2. Genetics
      3. Environment
      4. Culture
      5. Individual Behavior
      6. Social & Economic Factors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply theories and concepts of social and cultural factors to provide prevention-based nursing care.
  2. apply credible, evidence-based sources of information to guide safe, preventative care.
  3. conduct a health history and wellness assessment to identify risks and/or determinants of health.
  4. demonstrate an awareness of the role of the professional nurse within organizational systems.
  5. describe behavioral change techniques to promote health and manage illness.
  6. describe how health promotion initiatives are organized and financed.
  7. provide safe, holistic client-centered nursing care in promoting health across the lifespan.
  8. reflect on personal and professional actions based on a set of shared core nursing values.
  9. utilize effective inter-professional communication techniques within a multidisciplinary healthcare

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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