Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Nursing Adult/Child Practicum V (lecture 2)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ENTRY INTO PRAC LC2

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    297

 Credits:    0.5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0.54

 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: 6

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


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. Plan, implement, and evaluate age and gender appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with complex alterations in wellness, including patients experiencing mental health problems.
  2. Utilize leadership, communication, and health teaching to promote adaptation and wellness in patients and families.
  3. Evaluate the use of the nursing process in patients experiencing complicated gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  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 complex alterations in wellness.
  7. Develop appropriate health teaching to promote adaptation for patients across the lifespan with selected alterations in wellness.
  8. Evaluate the role of pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities in promoting adaptation for patients with selected alterations in wellness.
  9. Analyze the role of nutrition in promoting adaptation in clients with gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  10. Apply legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Use the nursing process to design plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and pediatric clients.
  12. Analyze the impact of cultural considerations when planning care for adult and pediatric patients.
  13. Analyze the relationship between prioritization of care and appropriate delegation, supervision, and assignment.
  14. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Human Flourishing: Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.

Course Contents

  1. Culturally sensitive nursing care for individuals with complex alterations in wellness including mental health problems.
  2. Leadership, communication, and health teaching.
  3. Nursing process in patients experiencing complicated gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  4. Impact of developmental task accomplishment of clients throughout the lifespan.
  5. A variety of communication techniques to promote adaptation.
  6. Various leadership roles that may be instrumental in promoting adaptation for patients.
  7. Appropriate health teaching to promote adaptation for patients.
  8. Pharmacological agents and related nursing responsibilities.
  9. Role of nutrition in promoting adaptation in clients with gastrointestinal, mental health, endocrine, neurological, renal and immune alterations.
  10. Legal/ethical principles of nursing practice.
  11. Design plans of care promoting safety and optimal adaptation in adult and pediatric clients.
  12. Impact of cultural considerations when planning care.
  13. Relationship between prioritization of care and appropriate delegation, supervision, and assignment.