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NSG 204 complex stressors in the adult population

NSG 204 complex stressors in the adult population

Citizens School of Nursing NSG 204 complex stressors in the adult population

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Citizens School of Nursing

Nursing 204:  Complex Stressors in the Adult Population focuses on the application of the nursing process in the care of adults with complex health impairment and critical illness related to acute and chronic stressors that are serious threats to system stability.  Primary content emphasis is on advanced cardiac and respiratory health alterations.  Simulation exercises enable students to reinforce skills in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care.  Concurrent clinical experience is provided in critical care and telemetry units of the hospital.  Clinical experiences are planned in the Heart Failure Clinic, Pulmonary Function Lab, and the Cardiac Catherization Lab to expose the student to the role of the nurse in the three levels of prevention with the population.


  • Nursing 101
  • Nursing 102
  • Nursing 103
  • Placement of Course:  Terms 3, 4, 5, 6

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate ability to transfer theoretical concepts to practice.
  • Apply concepts of critical thinking in the application of the nursing process to facilitate the adult toward a state of system stability.
  • Utilize principles of therapeutic communication.
  • Function as a contributing member of the interdisciplinary team.

Expected Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the nursing student should be able to do the following:

  • State rationales for the nursing interventions.
  • Implement safe and effective care throughout the nursing process.
  • Satisfactorily prepare the patient for procedures and care.
  • Report patient information in a concise and timely manner to the appropriate health care team member.


  • Citizens School of Nursing students