NURS 360 - Health and Illness III
Class hours: 3 lecture and 18 lab
Prereq: “C” or higher in NURS 320.
Coreq: NURS 362
Description: This course builds on
Health and Illness I and II, focusing on
more complex and/or unstable patient
care situations some of which require
strong recognition skills and rapid
decision-making. The evidence base
supporting appropriate focused
assessment and effective, efficient
nursing intervention are explored.
Lifespan and developmental factors,
cultural variables, and legal aspects of
care frame the ethical decision-making
employed in patient choices for
treatment or palliative care within the
acute care, psychiatric, and home health
settings. Case scenarios incorporate
prioritizing care needs, delegation and
supervision, family and patient teaching
for discharge planning, home health
care, and/or end of life care.