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RNSG 2514 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC

Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, RNSG 1461, BIOL 2420, and SPCH 1311. Concurrent enrollment in a Humanities [HUMA] course. LVN Option: Minimum of "C" in RNSG 1327, RNSG 1270, RNSG 1161. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 2460.
Course Description: Application of a systematic problem-solving process, critical thinking skills and concepts to provide comprehensive nursing care to diverse patients and families across the life span with complex health care needs including, but not limited to, complex childhood/adolescent diseases, complicated perinatal care, acute mental illness, complex perioperative care, serious adult health problems and health issues related to aging. Emphasis on tertiary disease prevention, health maintenance/restoration and collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary health care team. Content includes the roles of the professional nurse and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an integrated approach. Focus is on assessment, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and the collaborative role of the nurse in the delivery of safe, caring nursing care. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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