Nursing Concepts in Care of the Adult Client
I. Course Prefix/Number: NUR 207
Course Name: Nursing Concepts in Care of the Adult Client
Credits: 6(lecture 2.6:lab10)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1. Demonstrate the role of the registered nurse in an acute care setting.
2. Intervene to meet the needs of adult clients with selected health alterations.
3. Examine the developmental stages in the care of adult clients.
4. Develop a nursing care plan to meet the needs of the adult client with selected health
5. Demonstrate specific nursing skills according to established criteria when caring for
the hospitalized adult.
6. Analyze client advocacy for the hospitalized adult.
7. Independently analyze client/family-learning needs and create and implement a
8. Demonstrate a caring attitude, respect, and cultural sensitivity towards clients and their
families in acute health care settings.
9. Analyze therapeutic communication skills with clients and families, peers and health
team members in acute health care settings, recognizing cultural diversity
10. Manage technology related to the care of adult clients.
11. Create and participate in service-learning opportunities.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
II. The Client with Alterations Affecting Nutrition/Metabolism
III. The Client with Alterations Affecting Hormonal Balance
IV. The Client with Alterations Related to Hepatic-Biliary Function
V. The Client with Alterations Affecting Respiration
VI. The Client with alterations Affecting Cardiac Output and Tissue Perfusion
VII. The Client with Alterations in Oxygenation/Tissue Perfusion Related to Hematologic Dysfunction
VIII. The Client with Alterations Affecting Nutrition and Bowel Elimination
IX. The Client with Alterations Affecting Urinary Elimination
X. The Client with Alterations Affecting Sexuality/Reproductive Health
VII. Methods of Instruction
Demonstration, Guidance of Skill Practice.
Supervision of Client Care.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Care Plans
C. Study Guides
D. Lab Practices: Independent practice/return demonstration.
E. Fieldwork: Field Observation/Community Health Resources.
F. Clinical: Supervised Client Care, Pre/post Conference.
IX. Instructional Materials
Selected by course faculty.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Cardiac Packet 5%
Comprehensive Examination 25%
Clinical performance is evaluated using established criteria defined in the student syllabus and the evaluation form, and based on the following:
Weekly progress reports for each student
Final clinical performance evaluation
Written work as assigned
Laboratory performance is evaluated using established criteria defined in the student syllabus and the laboratory workbook.
Written lab tests and written assignments must be passed with a grade of 75 or better. There is one Comprehensive written lab examination and one Comprehensive skills exam.
Students are apprised of their progress in theory, client care and college lab on an ongoing basis through written evaluations and oral reports. Students must receive a grade of Satisfactory in Client Care and College Lab and the required grade of C in Theory to pass NUR 207. A failure in any part of the course results in failure in the course.
XI. Other Course Information
Class Policy on:
Make-up of Exams: Periodic pre-scheduled examinations shall be given throughout the semester. Anyone who misses an exam may be allowed, at the discretion of the instructor, to take the test at a later date.
Incomplete Grades: See College Catalog.
Late Assignments: Written work is a requirement of the course. Failure to submit completed written assignments constitutes an unsatisfactory grade in the course unless arrangements have been made with the instructor.
Instructional Media Services
Enrollment Management - Enrollment, registration, evaluation and record-keeping
Office of Research - Surveys and reports
Health Services - Health forms, physicals, and medical tests
Bookstore - Textbooks
College Relations - Publications and marketing
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.