May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RNUR 2050 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing II

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 in integrating and expanding concepts and skills learned in previous nursing courses. Critical thinking will be utilized in implementing the nursing process to maintain and/or restore optimal level health and behavioral adjustment for individuals with complex nursing needs. Theoretical content and clinical experiences will focus on the stress-adaptation process as it relates to the basic human needs of mental health and behavioral adjustment, oxygenation, nutrition and elimination, and safety and security. Skills of self-evaluation and work organization will be developed. Knowledge regarding basic and therapeutic communication concepts, diet therapy, pharmacology, developmental levels/tasks, community health and resources, culture, and ethical/legal boundaries are integrated in the course. Clinical experiences are planned which allow the student to meet the course objectives in different settings (acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and community agencies) and may include different shift times. 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 2050C  and RNUR 2050L  

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

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking Mock Code Critical Thinking VAULE rubric week #10
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Program Outcomes

I. Demonstrates critical thinking in the role of the nurse as 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 with common health issues in a variety of settings.

III. Safely performs technical procedures using judgment based on knowledge of biopsychosocial 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. Incorporates 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).

Course Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met

1.0 Utilize critical thinking in use of the nursing process when caring for clients and families with common medical-surgical and psychological stressors interfering with basic human needs.

(I, II)

Test week # 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 16. Skills testing week #13 Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15

2.0 Interpret, report, and document appropriate

and accurate information as an integral

member of the health team.

(I, IV)

Clinical Experience Worksheets week# 2-15 Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15

3.0 Apply psychosocial principles while

developing therapeutic relationships with

individuals experiencing medical-surgical

and psychological stressors.


Pre and post conference discussions week# 2-15. Clinical work sheets week #2. Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15. Test week #3,6,16

4.0 Utilize principles of normal and therapeutic nutrition in the presence/treatment of

specific stressors.

(I, II, III)

Clinical Experience Worksheets week #2-15 Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15Test week #3, 12.

5.0 Integrate knowledge of pharmacology in planning and implementing nursing actions.


Clinical Evaluation Tool week # 15. Test Week # 3, 6, 9, 12. Psychotropic clinical assignment week #1

6.0 Utilize knowledge of growth and development when planning nursing actions for clients with multiple common stressors and related problems.

(I, II)

Clinical Experience Worksheets week #2-15. Clinical Evaluation Tool week # 15.

7.0 Provide the services of selected community health agencies in the management of client care.

(I, II, IV, V, VII)

AA clinical assignment week #1. Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15.

8.0 Apply principles of the teaching-learning process in preparing the client for self care.

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

Experiences Discussion Board assignment week# 1-5 Test week # 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 16 Clinical Experience Worksheets week # 2-15. Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15.

9.0 Manage nursing care for a small group of clients.

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

Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15 of Team Leader Self-Assessment Tool and Team Leader Evaluation of Team Member Tool week # 2-Skill lab week #10

10.0 Integrate knowledge of ethical/legal implications when planning and implementing nursing actions of clients experiencing stressors.


Clinical orientation week #1. Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15.

11.0 Develop and integrate nursing interventions

based on the influence of cultural practices on an individual’s and family’s adaptation to stressors and level of wellness.

(I, II, IV)

Clinical Experience Worksheets week #2-15. Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15

12.0 Comply with all program requirements as

described in the associate degree nursing student handbook.

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

Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15

13.0 Perform nursing procedures according to criteria listed on the critical skills sheets.


Clinical Evaluation Tool week #15. Skills lab week #13


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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