Nursing III: Obstetrics & Chronic Healthcare

Course Number: NUR 112
Transcript Title: Nur III: OB & Chronic Hlthcare
Created: June 4, 2012
Updated: June 9, 2016
Total Credits: 10
Lecture Hours: 60
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 120
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)
Repeats available for credit: 0


NUR 111 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement

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.

Intended Outcomes

  1. As Provider of Care: Apply established standards of nursing care and data collection in providing holistic care for clients/patients in healthcare settings.
  2. As Communicator: Use therapeutic communication techniques with clients/patients, families and healthcare providers at the level of the Licensed Practical Nurse.
  3. As Manager of Care: Prioritize and organize components of holistic nursing care for an acuity level of two to three patients and their families.
  4. 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.

Course Activities and 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.
  • Clinical Simulation: The rural clinical simulation center provides high fidelity patient care experiences that allow the student to demonstrate critical thinking and clinical judgment at "the patent's" bedside.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Nursing process
  • Holism
  • Pharmacology
  • Critical thinking
    • Summative Case Study


  • Acute care settings
  • Hospitalization
  • Chronic Illness
  • Obstetrical nursing care
  • Neurologic system
  • Oncological nursing care
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Mental health
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Documentation


  • Ineffective self-care
  • Mother-baby dyad
  • Quality of nursing care
  • Multi-discipline care
    • Childbearing family
    • Physician orders

Process Skills

  • Collect patient data to identify abnormalities of the neurologic system, as well as the oncologic patient.
  • Safely administers medications following the six rights of medication administration.
  • Recognize need for nursing intervention based on collected data.
  • Identify outcome of nursing intervention and evaluate effectiveness of said intervention.
  • Utilize professional communication skills with patients, families and health care team.