NURS 309

Holistic Nursing Care of the Adult I

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 20, 2010 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the foundational principles of holistic nursing care of adults throughout the health/illness continuum Students will utilize principles of evidence-based practice, theory, and holism during the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of case-based nursing care. Emphasis will be placed on health promotion, illness prevention, and management of alterations of health and wellness in diverse persons and populations.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply Modeling/Role Modeling theory to complex cases focused on alterations in health and wellness.
  • Apply professional standards and the principles of integrative therapies/evidence based practice in nursing care.
  • Differentiate the alterations in physiological and psychological functioning that result from changes in the person's internal and external environment.
  • Evaluate the concepts of health and illness utilizing a holistic, person centered worldview.
  • Explain the clinical presentation and nursing assessments/interventions required for health promotion and alterations in health and wellness.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Holistic Nursing Care of the Adult I Merrill, Brenda A Books Course details