District Syllabus
Nursing Across The Lifespan

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing
Catalog Description:
Focuses on the nurse's role in managing the holistic health care of 
individuals and families with bio-psychosocial disruptions.  
Emphasis is on the nursing process and principles from nursing, 
physical, and behavioral sciences to enhance knowledge development 
necessary for the promotions of client/family well-being throughout 
the life span.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Kaakinen, J. R., Gedaly-Duff, V., Coehlo, D. P., & Harmon Hanson, S. M. Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research, 5th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2014. ISBN: 9780803621664
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Computer access.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, and 5:

1.  Integrate professional behavior. 
3.  Apply legal, ethical and cultural sensitivity practices.
4.  Demonstrate methods of health maintenance and enhancement.
5.  Apply organizational strategies.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this couse, the student will:

1. Describe the foundations of family health care nursing as a 
practice area.

2. Articulate the structure, roles and functions of various family 
forms and subpopulations.

3. Use the nursing process to develop an evidence-based care plan to 
meet the health needs of the family.

4. Assess the interpersonal and communication patterns within 

5. Develop optimum wellness strategies in the prevention of disease 
and maintenance of health appropriate to various family populations.

6. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to 
optimize the family’s health especially as it relates to case 
management while serving as an advocate for the family.

7. Assume accountability for legal responsibilities related to 
domestic violence and child abuse.

8. Identify responsibility for providing accurate information and 
access to resources for families with concerns related to genetic 
and genomic helth risks.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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