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NRS 221 - Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End of Life Care


Credits - 9 Lecture - 5 Lab - 1 Clinical - 3
This course builds on NRS 111, Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness 1. Chronic Illness 2 expands the student’s clinical judgment related to chronic disease management, including symptom management, family caregiving concerns, palliative care, and end-of-life concepts. The patient focus for this course may include chronic physical and mental health conditions, disabilities affecting functional status, as well as issues impacting family relationships. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy as well as diversity, equity, and justice are explored. Legal considerations related to nursing practice with chronic health populations, such as those at the end of life and experiencing mental health disorders are included. Cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor skills associated with the assessment and management of increasingly complex co-morbidities are demonstrated within the context of patient and/or family-centered care. Enhancing therapeutic communication and collaboration as a member of an interprofessional team and across healthcare settings are further expanded. The course includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. This course may precede or follow Nursing in Acute Care 2 and End-of-Life.
Prerequisites: Completion of First year of Nursing Curriculum: NRS 110 NRS 111 NRS 112 NRS 230 NRS 231 NRS 232 NRS 233 
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Course Designation: C/T Elective - A maximum of 12 credits of college-level career and technical courses may be used as electives in the A.A.O.T. and the A.A.S. degrees.



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