NURS 320: Health and Illness II

Credits 10 Class Hours4 lecture and 18 lab

This course focuses on the nursing care and health promotion for maternal-newborn and pediatric clients and families in the acute care and community settings. Students will learn to utilize family theories and assessment tools when providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care.


“C” or higher in NURS 230.

Semester Offered Fall
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Seek information to develop plans of nursing care that are family-centered, as well as age- and culturally-appropriate using evidence-based clinical guidelines.
  2. Practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team.
  3. Reflect on nursing practice in managing care for groups of patients.
  4. Recognize the benefits and limitations of community and governmental support for family units and individual members with illness.
  5. Demonstrate therapeutic communications skills in interactions and relationships with families, individuals, and other members of the health care team with attention to the identification and correction of non-therapeutic communication techniques.
  6. Deliver family-centered care.
  7. Work with the client to implement plans of care that are based on culturally- and age-appropriate assessments and evidence-based practice.
  8. Apply basic leadership skills in the care of families.
  9. Apply the ANA Code of Ethics to care of families including client rights, dilemmas between individual rights and the common good, and identification of choices and possible consequences.