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Course reading list and resources for Adult Nursing II Theory and Practicum

NURS 309 NUPR 309 Course Descriptions

Course Summaries

NURS 309 is a continuation of NURS 209 - Adult Nursing I.

Students are introduced to nursing care of adults and elderly experiencing a variety of health disturbances related to musculoskeletal, sensorineural, integumentary, immunological and reproductive systems. Emphasis is on the nursing process and tertiary prevention.

NUPR 309

This course is a continuation of NUPR 209 – Adult Nursing Practicum I. Students utilize nursing process to provide holistic care to adults, inclusive of the elderly. Emphasis is on tertiary care and prevention of health care disturbances affecting body systems.


Students will:

1. Identify concepts and challenges in nursing practice for adults and the elderly;

2. Describe various health disturbances experienced by adults and the elderly;

3. Discuss collaborative care for adults and the elderly experiencing various health disturbances;

4. Apply ethical, legal and multicultural principles in the provision of nursing care of adults and the elderly with various health disturbances;

5. Discuss the nursing management of adults and the elderly experiencing various health disturbances using the nursing process; and

6. Develop teaching plans for adults and the elderly experiencing various health disturbances



NURS 309 / NUPR 309 Reference Resources and Reading List

Required Texts

Hinkle, J. L., & Cheever, K. H. (2018). Brunner and Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing. (14th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health. ISBN 978-1496347992 HBL RESERVE RT41 .T46 2018

Study guide for Brunner and Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing. (14th ed.). (2018). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health. ISBN 978-1496355096

Supplemental Readings

Alfaro-LeFevre, R. (2017). Critical thinking and clinical judgment: A practical approach. (6th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Carpenito, L. J. (2017). Nursing care plans: Transitional patient & family centered care. (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Gulanick, M. & Myers, J. L. (2017). Nursing care plans: Diagnoses, interventions & outcomes. (9th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier.

Herdman, T. H. (2018). Nursing diagnoses: Definitions and classification, 2018-2020. (11th ed.). New York: Thieme.

Lewis, S. M., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M. M., Harding, M. M. (Eds.). (2017). Medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems. (10th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Lynn, P. (2014). Taylor’s clinical nursing skills : A nursing process approach. (4th ed.). Philadelphia : Lippincott  Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1451192711

Weber, J. (2018). Health assessment in nursing. (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.


The University of The Bahamas subscribes to thousands of journals in full text from EbscoHost.  Titles of interest for students in Adult Nursing include:

American Journal of Nursing

British Journal of Nursing

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Nursing Management

MedSurg Nursing

Related Library Book Call Numbers

     * RT41 for textbooks

     * RT51 for specialized books

     * RC Internal Medicine section for specific body systems

     * RD Surgery section for Perioperative Nursing and Wound Care

     * RE Eye

     * RT41 Medical-Surgical Nursing textbooks

EBSCO Tutorials

Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Librarian / Graduate Studies and Research Liaison Librarian

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Virginia Ballance
Room 204
Harry C. Moore Library
Oakes Field Campus,
University of The Bahamas,
Nassau, Bahamas

Multimedia Resources

Videos and Multimedia

Lippincott's video series for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of medical-surgical nursing on DVD-ROM. (2011).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  DVD 1: module 1. Caring for a patient experiencing complications from chemotherapy--module 2. Caring for a patient with HIV/AIDS-related pneumocystis pneumonia--module 3. Caring for a patient with possible myocardial infarction--module 4. Caring for a patient with heart failure -- DVD 2:module 5. Caring for a patient with diverticulitis--module 6. Caring for a patient with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes--module 7. Caring for a patient following an AV shunt placement--module 8. Caring for a patient who has had a cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

*videos are available in Room 206 of the Harry C. Moore Library.


Healthcare Media. (2000). Nursing process & critical thinking: Critical thinking in the nursing process. Concept Media.

Nursing Reference Center. Pkus.  View introductory video NRC+ includes over 1000 nursing skills videos.

Taylor, C., Lillis, C., & Lynn, P. (2015). Taylor’s video guide to clinical nursing skills. (17 modules). (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

University of Maryland Medical Centre. (2016). Video playlist. - Contains hundreds of nursing skills videos.