Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ADV OB PEDS M/S LAB

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    273

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    513801

 EPC:    RND

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout.


Prerequisite: NURS 191, NURS 192 and SOC 191 with a "B-" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Implement evidence-based, safe care in patients experiencing alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreatic systems.
  2. Demonstrate how the nursing process is used to implement evidence-based, safe care in high-risk newborns, high-risk pregnant patients, and pediatric patients with complex alterations.
  3. Demonstrate health teaching strategies appropriate to adult and pediatric patients who are experiencing selected alterations in wellness.
  4. Modify communication techniques to promote adaptation in adult and pediatric patients.
  5. Demonstrate advocacy for patients and families to provide diverse, culturally-sensitive, patient-centered and age appropriate care.
  6. Evaluate the use of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with specific alterations in wellness.
  7. Critique how alterations in adaptation may impact developmental task accomplishment of patients throughout the lifespan.
  8. Evaluate methods for and legal responsibilities related to appropriate delegation of nursing care to other members of the healthcare team.
  9. Promote and maintain patient and staff safety by adhering to established standards, policies, and evidence-based practice.
  10. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Professional Identity: Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care f
  11. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Spirit of Inquiry: Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Produce and exchange ideas and information through written, spoken, and visual forms.

Course Contents

  1. Care of the client experiencing a High-Risk Pregnancy.
  2. Care of the High-Risk Newborn.
  3. Care of the High-Risk Newborn.
    • Alterations in Cardiovascular Function. Alterations in Respiratory Function.
    • Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function. Alterations in Neurologic Function.
    • Alterations in Neurologic Function. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function.
    • Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function. Alterations in Hematologic Function.
    • Alterations in Immunologic Function. Alterations in Genitourinary Function.
  4. Care of the client experiencing complex alterations in the Endocrine System.
    • Alterations in Thyroid Function. Alterations in Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Function.
    • Alterations in Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Function. Alterations in Parathyroid Function.
    • Complication of Diabetes.
  5. Care of the client experiencing complex alterations in the Gastrointestinal System.
    • GI cancers and Obesity.
  6. Care of the client experiencing alterations of the Biliary, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Systems.
    • Alterations in Biliary Function, Hepatic Function, and Pancreatic Function.