Adult Nursing

Course Code: NUR1211C

Credit Hours: 9

Effective beginning: Spring 2021


Course Description:
This course covers utilization of the nursing process with applications to the adult experiencing alterations in the health state. Content addressed during this introductory medical surgical course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for patients from different and diverse backgrounds with a variety of medical conditions. Clinical, observation, and simulation experience is geared towards beginning principles learned during this course, as well as previous information learned from other nursing courses.

Course Details


NUR 1020C/L, NUR1280C/L, NUR 114, BSC2086 C/L, PSY 2012

All courses without the NUR prefix may be taken prior to entering the program. NUR courses must be taken in the semester that they are scheduled per the academic advising guide and admission schedule. Microbiology with Lab must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide.

Students may not progress to the following semester unless all courses in the present semester have been completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher.


Megan Milton, MSN, ARNP
Office: Q214 (preferred method of contact is through Canvas)

Amy Sampson, MSN, RN
Office: Q213 (preferred method of contact is through Canvas)


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Evolve Adaptive Quizzing and Case Studies

Ignatavicius, D. & Workman, L. (2018). Medical-surgical nursing patient-centered collaborative care (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323444194

Jarvis, C. (2016). Pocket Companion for physical examination & health assessment. (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN: 97803232653792

NCLEX-RN Review (2017). HESI Nclex-RN Review. (7th ed.). Houston, TX: Health Education Systems. ISBN# 97800323358514


Assignment/course outline:

Each unit exam will cover the following material:

Unit 1: Oncology, Immune, and Connective Tissue Diseases

Unit 2: Respiratory and Integumentary systems

Unit 3: Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Systems

Unit 4: Sensory and Neurological Systems

Unit 5: Cardiovascular and Hematological Systems

Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Systems

Unit 7: Renal and Reproductive Systems Final Exam (Cumulative)


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2020, National Patient Safety Goals, and NLN standards.  The nursing graduate will be able to:

N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts.

N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.

N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care.

N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice for the registered nurse.

Healthy People 2020

National Patient Safety Goals



Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Describe the basic anatomy and pathophysiology of the body systems.

Describe and demonstrate a physical assessment of the body systems.

Identify basic disease processes that can occur within the body system to include clinical manifestations, complications, and management.

Discuss the function of the nurse in terms of basic nursing interventions for the disease processes in the body systems.

Discuss the role of the nurse in psychosocial support of both the patient and the family of any culture for the different disease processes in the body systems.

 N1 - N5

Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Clinicals, Homework, Skills Demonstration and Performance



Lecture, class discussions, discussion boards, selected reading, handouts, audiovisuals, skills lab, return demonstration, clinical lab, computer lab, case studies, patient reviews and testing.

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