Feb 28, 2024
PNURSE 105 - Foundations of Nursing Clinical Credits: 2
Students will utilize critical thinking with the nursing process and clinical judgement, demonstrate culturally sensitive care, provide documentation, and communicate with clients/families and members of the health care team. In addition, students will begin concept mapping for the provision of nursing care.
Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the Practical Nursing Program
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify scientific principles when performing basic nursing care in a safe and effective care environment.
- Use the nursing process and clinical judgement with nursing care, and when developing a comprehensive concept map for one client in the geriatric setting.
- Document nursing care provided and client/family teaching.
- Provide nursing care in a clinical environment within legal and ethical guidelines
- Perform culturally sensitive nursing care, including a focus on racial, socio-economic, sexual, gender, ethnicity, religious, social determinants of health, and spiritual needs of a client.
- Communicate confidentially with other health care team members to provide for continuity of care, as well as therapeutically communicate with the client and family.
- Demonstrate competence with nursing skills including a head-to-toe physical assessment and administration of non-parenteral medications.
- Integrate principles of safety, quality, collaboration, relationship-centered care, systems-based care, and personal/professional development when providing care to clients.
- Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
- Engage in clinical judgement that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial sciences, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
- Participate in collaboration and teamwork with the inter-professional team, the client, and the client’s support persons to provide and improve client care and communication.
- Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
- Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
- Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.
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