| Health Status of Adults I
J304 | ALL | Devich-Reising
Nursing Majors - Semester V
Requirements: lower-division nursing prerequisites. C: J350
This course presents adults as holistic beings by identifying
functional health patterns and ecological variables. Students
use concepts from nursing, humanities, and bio-psycho-social
sciences to understand human responses to common actual and
potential health problems and as a basis for nursing practice.
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Identify concepts and theories from biopsychosocial
sciences, behavioral sciences and humanities utilized in
2. Identify teaching-learning needs of individuals in simulated
situations involving actual/potential health problems.
3. Discuss impact of ecological variables upon the health
status of the adult client.
4. Discuss the impact of health problems upon functional health
5. Differentiate stages of adult growth and development.
6. Identify how health problems vary from normal functioning.
7. Differentiate actual/potential health problems utilizing the
8. Discuss within the context of the nursing process the roles
of client advocate and care provider in:
a. Maintaining health
b. Promoting health
c. Preventing illness, and
d. Restoring health
9. Identify nursing diagnosis categories that are priorities
for individuals experiencing selected health problems.
10. State specific principles for nursing practice.
11. Identify resources of research relevant to nursing practice.