Jul 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 211 - Pathophysiology

Credits: (3 credits theory)

Explores the pathophysiology of common disease states and the integration of the nursing process in the evaluation and treatment of the client.  Students use critical thinking skills to understand the disease processes and client responses.  Cultural, genetic and ethnic factors related to nursing care are explored.

Prerequisites:  BI 210, BI 211, and CH 120

Co-requisite:  BI 220

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence and lifelong learning with regards to pathophysiology of common disease states and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development. (BSN Essential VIII);
  2. Identify holistic, patient-centered care needs that reflect an understanding of pathophysiology across the health-illness continuum and across the lifespan. (BSN Essential IX);
  3. Uses inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care based on the knowledge of the pathophysiology of common disease states. (BSN Essential VI);
  4. Explain the interrelationships among theory, practice, and research. (BSN Essential III);
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of the research process and models for applying evidence to clinical practice. (BSN EssentialIII);
  6. Evaluate the credibility of sources of information, including but not limited to databases and Internet resources. (BSN Essential II);
  7. Demonstrates an understanding of the pathophysiology of disease states that would allow a comprehensive and focused assessment of health and illness parameters in patients. (BSN Essential IX);
  8. Integrate the knowledge of pathophysiology to inform decision making in nursing care. (BSN Essential VIII).

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