Adult Nursing II

Course Code: NUR2243C

Credit Hours: 11

Effective beginning: Spring 2021


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. 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. Humanities 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 ā€œCā€ or higher. 1/2 didactic hour per credit and 1 clinical hour per credit each week.

Course Details


PREREQUISITES: NUR 2440C/L, NUR 2522C/L, NUR 2142, Humanities



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


Required textbooks/ course materials:

ATI Resources

Ignatavicius, D. & Workman, L. (2018). Medical-Surgical Nursing Patient-Centered Collaborative Care (9th edition). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323444194

(All previous course related textbooks)


Colgrove, K. & Callicoatt, J. (latest edition). Med-surg success: a course review applying critical thinking to test taking. F. A. Davis Company. ISBN 13: 9780803615762


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:

ACEN Standards

Healthy People 2020

National Patient Safety Goals


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 


Lecture, discussions, selected reading, handouts, audio-visuals, simulation lab, preceptorship, adaptive quizzing, case studies, quizzing, and testing.

Evaluation Methods:

            Unit Exams 70%

            ATI Final Exam(s) 20%

            Preceptorship 10%

Students are allowed one week from his/her unit exam date to review exams, after one week all grades are final.

College-wide policies and resources

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