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Course Content and Outcome Guide for NUR 112

Date:  6/04/12

Posted by:  Curriculum Office
Course Number:  NUR 112
Course Title: Nursing III:  Obstetrics & Chronic Healthcare

Transcript Title: Nur III:  OB & Chronic Hlthcare
Lecture Hours:

Lecture/Lab Hours:

Lab Hours:  120

Prerequisite: NUR 111 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement

Grading Options:  Letter A-F

Special Fee: $700.00

Course Description:

Expands on nursing theory and practice related to nursing care focusing on acute and chronic healthcare needs of patients. Includes nursing care responsibilities for patients and their families in the acute care and obstetrical settings. Prerequisite: NUR 111 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

Course Outcomes:

As Provider of Care:  Apply established standards of nursing care and data collection in providing holistic care for clients/patients in healthcare settings.

As Communicator:  Use therapeutic communication techniques with clients/patients, families and healthcare providers at the level of the Licensed Practical Nurse.

As Manager of Care:  Prioritize and organize components of holistic nursing care for an acuity level of two to three patients and their families.

As Member Within Discipline of Nursing:  Demonstrate professional values and responsibilities as defined by the scope of practice standards for the Licensed Practical Nurse.

Outcome Assessment Strategies:

Theory: To be able to progress to NUR 111, the student must receive a minimum of 75% on the TOTAL points for five summary exams and one final exam. Grading scale: A: 100 – 90, B: 89-82, C: 81-75, F: <75.

Skills Lab: Pass/No Pass- To receive a Pass, the student must satisfactorily complete all specified skills in the campus Skills Lab, and receive a 96% or better on the math test using the ProCalc Software.

Clinical: Pass/No Pass- to receive a Pass, the student must receive a satisfactory rating on one (1) Interactive worksheet (IW)/Care Plan; satisfactory ratings on all Critical Elements of the Clinical Performance-Based Outcome Tool (PBO), and receive no unsatisfactory rating on any clinical performance-based outcome for the clinical experience; and, must receive a pass on all clinical written assignments.

Text & Materials:  (suggested and/or required)

Course Activities & Design:

Theory: The theory content of this course will be presented by means of lecture/discussion groups, role-playing, guest speakers, hand-outs, and audio-visual presentations.

Skills Lab: The campus lab experience will include video, computer-assisted instruction, demonstration and “hands-on” experience for the practice and development of skills used in nursing.

Clinical: The clinical practicum takes place in health-care and community-based sites in the Mid-Columbia region. Opportunities to practice skills learned in the campus lab experiences is provided in these settings. The student is expected to be present and on time for all clinical experiences.

Conferences: Initial and final conferences are scheduled with your Clinical Instructor. Additional conferences will be scheduled as necessary.

Independent Learning: Students will be required to complete learning activities outside of regularly scheduled class times. For example: Delmar Skills series on CD-Rom. Refer to the calendar for these assignments.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues, and Skills):


  • Foundations of nursing practice
  • Nursing roles
  • Holism: physiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and developmental integrity
  • Health protection
  • Pharmacology
  • Rural health
  • Critical thinking


  • Philosophy and conceptual framework
  • Nursing process
  • Functional health patterns
  • Health perception / health management
  • Long-term care settings


  • Enculturation into nursing
  • Ethics and legal
  • Confidentiality
  • Patient safety
  • Transcultural care

Process Skills:

  • Collect patient data.
  • Perform a core set of nursing skills.
  • Provide age and culturally appropriate nursing care.
  • Communicate within the nurse/client relationship.
  • Provide ‘basic’ care to 1-2 patients.
  • Promote patient safety, privacy and confidentiality.


  • Meet all outcome criteria for:
    • Interactive worksheets
    • Literature review
    • Obstetrical Experience
    • Skills performance
  • Pass theory exams
  • Meet all critical elements on the Performance-based Outcome Tool.


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