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2021-2022 Catalog 
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PNURSE 115 - Med-Surg Nursing I Clinical

Credits: 3
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 continue to develop concept maps for the provision of nursing care to clients of across the lifespan.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the Practical Nursing Program

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify scientific principles when performing basic nursing care in a safe and effective care environment.
  2. Use the nursing process and clinical judgement with nursing care, and when developing a comprehensive concept map for two clients.
  3. Document nursing care provided and client/family teaching.
  4. Provide nursing care in a clinical environment within legal and ethical guidelines.
  5. 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.
  6. Communicate confidentially with other health care team members to provide for continuity of care, as well as therapeutically communicates with the client and family.
  7. Demonstrate competence with nursing skills including a head-to-toe physical assessment and administration of non-parenteral and parenteral medications.
  8. Integrate principles of safety, quality, collaboration, relationship-centered care, systems-based care, and personal/professional development when providing care to clients.

Program Outcomes
  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  5. Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  6. 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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