Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Nursing Care of the Adult/Child IV (clinical 2)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ENTRY INTO PRAC CL2

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    298

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    513801

 EPC:    323

 REV:    2021


 Course Description  

Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in today’s workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.)

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: PHIL 294 or PHIL 297 with a "B-" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 44


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the use of the nursing process in adult and pediatric patients experiencing complicated cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, hematologic, and metabolic alterations.
  2. Plan, implement, and evaluate age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with complex alterations in wellness and pediatric patients with complex alterations in health.
  3. Utilize leadership, communication, and health teaching to promote adaptation and wellness in patients and associated families.
  4. Evaluate how these complex alterations in wellness may impact developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Select a variety of communication techniques to promote adaptation in adult and pediatric patients and their families.
  6. Distinguish how various leadership roles may be instrumental in promoting adaptation for patients with a variety of alterations in the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and hematological systems.
  7. Analyze the role of health teaching in promoting adaptation for patients across the lifespan with selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Assess the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  9. Evaluate how nutritional interventions can be utilized to promote adaptation in clients with selected alterations in wellness.
  10. Apply legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Utilize the nursing process to design plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and child clients within the context of the family.
  12. Analyze the impact of cultural considerations when planning care for adult and pediatric patients.
  13. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Human Flourishing: Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  14. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Nursing Judgment: Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  15. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Professional Identity: Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care f
  16. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Spirit of Inquiry: Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.

Think

Definition: Think analytically, logically, creatively, and reflectively.

Quantify

Definition: Apply mathematical skills quantitatively, logically, creatively, and critically.

Communicate

Definition: Produce and exchange ideas and information through written, spoken, and visual forms.

Integrate

Definition: Apply knowledge, skills, and methodologies from multiple disciplines.

Engage

Definition: Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

Course Contents

  1. Cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, hematologic, and metabolic alterations.
  2. Age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care.
  3. Leadership, communication, and health teaching to promote adaptation and wellness.
  4. Complex alterations in wellness and how they may impact developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. Variety of communication techniques.
  6. Various leadership roles instrumental in promoting adaptation for patients.
  7. The role of health teaching in promoting adaptation for patients across the lifespan.
  8. Role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  9. How nutritional interventions can be utilized.
  10. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and child clients within the context of the family.
  12. Impact of cultural considerations when planning care for adult and pediatric patients.