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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RNUR 2030 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing I

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Registered Nursing

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
8 Credit(s)
This course is designed to assist the student to integrate and build on concepts and skills learned in previous nursing courses. Emphasis of study is upon utilization of the nursing process to maintain and/or restore optimal level health for individuals who present immediate and complex nursing needs. Critical thinking will be utilized in the exploration of theoretical content and clinical experiences. The focus of study is on the stress-adaptation process as it relates to the basic human needs of nutrition and elimination, safety and security, oxygenation, activity and rest, and mental health and behavioral adjustments. Health promotion in growth and development is a strong component of the course. Skills of self-evaluation, organization, discharge planning and referral will be developed. Knowledge regarding therapeutic communication, diet therapy, pharmacology, developmental levels/tasks, community health and resources, culture, and ethical/legal boundaries are integrated into the course. Clinical experiences are planned to work with children, adolescents, young adults and child-bearing clients. Clinical experiences are planned in community agencies with preceptors. Some evening clinical experiences may be scheduled during the quarter. Group leaders are expected to make clinical assignments the day prior to clinical experience. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take RNUR 1070  or RNUR 1125  

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RNUR 2030C  and RNUR 2030L  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take CHEM 1030 , and BIOL 1550  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking Concept Mapping Activity Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric – week 2-15 (twice during the semester)
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
I. Demonstrates critical thinking in the role of provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline of nursing.

II. Integrates the nursing process to meet basic human needs of individuals or groups of individuals with common health problems in a variety of settings.

III. Safely performs technical procedures using judgment based on knowledge of bio-psychosocial principles.

IV. Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients and families as an integral part of nursing care.

V. Facilitates cooperative interpersonal relationships with co-workers as a member of the health care team.

VI. Assumes responsibility for self-direction in the on-going process of learning.

VII. Incorporate knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities and individual limitations in nursing practice.

Following each Course Outcome, the relating Program Outcome(s) is/are indicated by a Roman numeral(s).

Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1.0 Utilize critical thinking in the nursing process

when caring for clients and families with common

stressors interfering with basic human needs or

for health promotion. (I, II, III, IV,V, VI, VII)

Critical thinking exam questions-exam1 week 4, exam 2 week 6, exam 3 week 9, exam 4 week 12, exam 5 week 15, final exam week 16. clinical performance- week 15 nursing process assignments- during OB, Peds, and Peds/Med/Surg/ clinical rotation

Article presentation- 4-5 students per week

2.0 Interpret, report, and document appropriate and

accurate information as an integral member of the

health team. (I, IV, V, VII)

Clinical Performance- week 15

3.0 Apply psychosocial principles while developing

therapeutic relationships with individuals.


Clinical Performance- week 15

Exam 1- week 4

Final exam- week 16

4.0 Utilize principles of normal and therapeutic

nutrition in the treatment of specific stressors and

the promotion of wellness.

(I, II, III, IV)

Clinical Performance- week 15

Exam 1- week 4

Exam 2- week 6

Final exam- week 16

5.0 Integrate knowledge of pharmacology in planning

nursing care.

(I, II, III, VI, VII )

Clinical Performance- week 15

Critical thinking exam questions-exam1 week 4, exam 2 week 6, exam 3 week 9, exam 4 week 12, exam 5 week 15, final exam week 16,

Medication administration weekly

6.0 Utilize knowledge of growth and development

when planning nursing interventions for patients

of all ages.

(I, II, IV)

Clinical Performance- week 15

Exam 3- week 9

Final exam- week 16

Journal in the community/school setting

7.0 Evaluate nursing services in selected community

health agencies.


Clinical Performance- week 15

Exam 3- week 9

Final Exam- week 16

Community journal at end of community rotation

8.0 Apply principles of the teaching-learning process

in preparing and implementing teaching plans for

health education and health promotion.

(I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

Clinical Performance- week 15

Teaching project and presentation during peds clinical rotation

9.0 Develop a plan of nursing care for a small group

of clients in the hospital or community.

(I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

Clinical Performance- week 15

10.0 Integrate knowledge of ethical/ legal implications

when planning and implementing nursing care.

(I, II, V, VI, VII)

Clinical Performance- week 15

Exam 1- week 4

Final exam- week 16

11.0 Determine the influence of cultural practices on

an individual’s adaptation of stressors and level of

wellness. (I, II, IV, VII)

Critical thinking exam questions; identified in care of clients related to health practices followed

Week 1-Week 16

12.0 Comply with all program requirements as

described in the ADN Student Handbook.

(I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

Clinical Performance- week 15

13.0 Perform nursing procedures safely according to

criteria listed on the critical skills sheets.


Clinical Performance- week 15


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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