Adult Nursing II Lab

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001, 002


Course Description:
This advanced lab course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for clients with complicated/critical medical and/or surgical problems. This course builds upon Adult I Nursing material from previous courses. The nursing process provides a framework for the students to utilize critical thinking skills to promote or restore the health of clients within a holistic framework. Clinical experience is provided in acute care settings. Observational time may be scheduled to enhance learning experiences.


Course Details


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


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Purchased in lecture course: NUR 2243C:

ATI Resources

Ignatavicius, D. & Workman, L. (2020). Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care (10th edition). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323612425.

(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: 9780803615762.



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


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, N2, N3, N4, N5

N1, N2, N5 

Prac, Port, CF, Q, UT


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

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


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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