This course introduces students to essential concepts in the care of children and their families to promote, maintain, and restore health and balance to the pediatric client. Concepts influencing and impacting care are explored. These concepts are growth and development, communication, coping and adaptation, common health imbalances and the nursing process related to care of the child in both well and acute care settings. Included are subconcepts of nutrition and pharmacology. The child is viewed as a member of the family (tiwahe) as well as a member of the society/tribe (tiospaye) and is believed to be influenced by the culture and environment.
This course is a continuation of N312 and continues to present knowledge of specific drug classifications using the nursing process, with a focus on general principles of pharmacology, therapeutic uses, and mechanisms of action for each class of drugs. This course is designed to closely follow the body systems and corresponding health disorders covered in the N328 course. Spring Placement: 2 credits (theory).
Prerequisites: N312, N317
Corequisites: N328, N324
(Or with permission of Nursing Chairperson and course instructor for non-nursing students)
This course is a continuation of N317 and will continue to emphasize nursing care and application of the nursing process in the care of the adult experiencing selected pathophysiological processes affecting body regulatory systems. Students will expand their use of critical thinking and the nursing process by providing nursing care, including nursing management skills to individuals in the hospital setting. Clinical experiences will include acute care hospital settings. Facilities utilized will include the Indian Health Service Hospital, Pine Ridge, VA Medical Center, Hot Springs and Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City. Spring Placement: 8 credits (6 theory credit hours, 2 clinical hours at a 3:1 ratio) 90 clinical hours a the first half of the semester.