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2022-2023 Catalog 
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NURSE 109 - Med-Surg II Community Lab

Credits: 8
Course builds upon Med-Surg I Lab to strengthen knowledge of patient care skills across lifespan, and application in clinical. Utilize critical thinking with the nursing process, demonstrate culturally sensitive care, document, and communicate with clients/families and care team. On campus simulation provide the opportunity to safely refine clinical reasoning to clinical practice.

Enrollment Requirement: NURSE 105  and NURSE 106  with grades of 2.5 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 110 ; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $100.00

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

  1. Identifies scientific principles when performing basic nursing care in a safe and effective care environment.
  2. Uses the nursing process with nursing care, and when developing a comprehensive nursing care plan / concept map for one or more patients who are in different stages of the life cycle.
  3. Documents nursing care provided and patient/family teaching.
  4. Performs culturally sensitive nursing care, including a focus on racial, socio-economic, sexual, gender, ethnicity, religious, and spiritual needs of a client. across the life span.
  5. Communicate confidentially with other health care team members to provide for continuity of care, as well as therapeutically communicate with the client and family.
  6. Demonstrates competence with nursing skills, including accurate calculation of math seen in nursing practice.
  7. Perform a nursing history and clinical unit admission, complete a transfer form and discharge form including a referral for additional services in a variety of clinical settings.
  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 judgment 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.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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