Adult Nursing II

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Course Description:
This course is designed to provide information to assist the student in acquiring the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for clients with advanced medical and/or surgical problems. This course builds upon material previously presented in Adult Nursing I. The nursing process will be a guide for the student to utilize critical thinking skills to promote or restore the health of clients within a holistic framework. Clinical experience is provided in acute care setting and/or specialty care areas. Observational time may be scheduled to enhance learning experiences.


Course Details


PREREQUISITES: NUR 2440C/L, NUR 2522C/L, Humanities




Dr. Chastity R. Duke, Ed.D, MSN, RN
Office: Q-220


Required textbooks/ course materials:

ATI optimal package-contact Chipola Bookstore

Also required: Previously purchased Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care (10th Ed.) ISBN: 9780323612425


Assignment/course outline:

See the First Day Handout and Course Schedule for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2020, National Patient Safety Goals, and ACEN standards.

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 for Practice for the registered nurse.

Professional Standards:

Healthy People 2030

National Patient Safety Goals

ACEN Standards


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate knowledge while prioritizing and planning nursing care of various complex adult patient conditions. 

Describe and demonstrate the physical assessment for the various advanced disease processes, advanced trauma, and body system disorders in the acute/critical care setting.

Recognize advanced disease processes, predict potential complications, and formulate patient care goals/management of care. 

Function at the appropriate level in the role of the nurse while providing care for adult patients with advanced disease processes, advanced trauma, and body system disorders in the acute/critical care setting.

Provide culturally competent care and psychosocial support of both the patient and the family within a variety of advanced disease processes, advanced trauma, and body system disorders, as seen in the acute/critical care setting. 

N2, N3

N2, N3

N2, N3

N1 - N5

N1, N2, N5

Unit Tests, Quizzes, Cumulative Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check, Practicum, Portfolio 


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will:

  • Assign textbook readings.
  • Lead lecture and class discussion.
  • Invite guest speakers on occasion to reinforce course content.
  • Provide further appropriate supplementary materials that align with the material presented in the textbook and content covered in class.
  • Use other teaching strategies, including separating students into cooperative groups to examine course content, class presentations, etc.
  • Design further assignments (quizzes, discussion boards etc.) to help students engage with the course material.
  • Schedule simulation days to enhance course content.
  • Coordinate preceptorship experience and assign individual students to an appropriate clinical facility and preceptor.
  • Oversee and evaluate assigned students in the preceptorship experience.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time.
  • Be available to students via office telephone, Canvas email, and appointments as necessary and according duty schedule.

The students will:

  • Arrive to class on time and in proper dress code.
  • Ensure all clinical requirements (immunizations, certifications, etc.) are current and uploaded to CastleBranch.
  • Engage in assigned readings and participate respectfully in class discussion.
  • Participate in scheduled simulations experiences.
  • Complete the required preceptorship experience and submit all related documentation.
  • Complete all quizzes and discussion assignments according to the posted course schedule.
  • Review and read all feedback provided by instructor for improvement purposes.
  • Complete and submit all unit exams and the final exam according to the course schedule.
  • Review and read all feedback provided by instructor for improvement purposes.
  • Communicate with instructor regarding needed clarification and questions.



Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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