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PNURSE 123 - Med-Surg Nursing II Lab

Credits: 2
Provides students with the knowledge of more advanced client care skills across the lifespan and their application in the clinical setting.  Includes documentation, communication, math competency, IV therapy skills and blood typing, neurological assessment, nasogastric tube insertion and care, rectal tubes, emergency airways, code meds, EKG rhythms, central lines, ankle-brachial index, and culturally sensitive care using the nursing process and clinical judgement.

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 nursing care in a safe and effective care environment in a skills laboratory care environment.
  2. Use clinical judgement with nursing care for one or more clients who are in different stages of the life cycle in a skills laboratory care environment.
  3. Document nursing care provided and client/family teaching in a skills laboratory care environment.
  4. Provide nursing care in the skills laboratory within legal and ethical guidelines
  5. Perform culturally sensitive nursing care in a skills laboratory setting, including a focus on racial, socio-economic, sexual, gender, ethnicity, religious, social determinants of health, and spiritual needs of a client in a skills laboratory care environment.
  6. Communicate with other health care team members to provide for continuity of care in the skills laboratory in a skills laboratory care environment.
  7. Demonstrate competence with nursing skills including IV therapy skills and blood typing, neurological assessment, nasogastric tube insertion and care, rectal tubes, emergency airways, code meds, EKG rhythms, central lines, ankle-brachial index in a skills laboratory care environment.
  8. Integrate principles of safety, quality, collaboration, relationship-centered care, systems-based care, and personal/professional development when providing care in a skills laboratory care environment.
  9. Demonstrate accurate calculation of math seen in nursing practice.

Program Outcomes
  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in the nursing process and 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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