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AD Nursing Courses

ADNG 2000

Focused Populations

Credits: 4

Description: This course focuses on nursing care, health promotion, and collaborative interventions for individual and family health and safety for focused populations. Focus areas include maternal/newborn, mental/psychosocial health, and gerian considerations. Prerequisite(s): ADNG1100, 1150, 1200 Co-requisite(s): ADNG2000, 2050, BIOL2256

Credit Breakdown: 4/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.



  1. Discuss the role of family, social and community support in the provision of client care for focused populations.
  2. Analyze sexuality variations for focused populations.
  3. Provide accurate education for focused population areas.
  4. Prioritize care based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
  5. Apply the nursing process related to reproductive anatomy and physiology, conception/contraception, fetal development, antepartal care and management of complications for women and families.
  6. Apply the nursing process in the provision of intrapartal care and management of complicatoons for women and families.
  7. Apply the nursing process in the provision of postartal care and management of complications for women and families.
  8. Apply the nursing process in the provision of normal newborn care and management of high risk newborn care.
  9. Value the importance of viewing the client holistically, recognizing the impact of social, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, and cultural influences on the client and families.
  10. Relates the legal and ethical standards of professional practice for the client as it relates to mental health nursing.
  11. Analyze the cues that indicate the presence of a psychological/psychosocial problem or adaptation to a psychological/psychosocial problem and apply the nursing process in caring for this population.
  12. Explore health promotion, maintenance, and restoration modalities distinctive to the gerian.
  13. Analyze nursing practice considerations distinctive to the gerian.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2013-07-10
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