NUR 108 : Nursing III

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Nursing III



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NUR 107.

Course Description

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to implement the role of a practical nurse in providing care to acutely ill patients across the lifespan. Concepts of mental health and maternal child nursing are introduced. The ability to communicate effectively, therapeutically and professionally is emphasized. The learning resource center lab focuses on developing skills in parenteral, and nutritional therapies. Students will also complete a simulation experience and a comprehensive assessment of a complete set of core nursing skills from the first year of the Nursing program. The clinical practicum provides the opportunity for patient-centered care based on established standards and contributes to nursing care delivery at the practical nurse level. Final term of the practical nursing certificate and third term of the nursing degree.

Course learning outcomes

1. Nurse as Health Promoter and Care Provider: Apply all steps of the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient-centered care for two patients based on established standards of practice.
2. Nurse as Care Manager: Set priorities, organize, and work cooperatively in delivering nursing care to a group of patients.
3. Nurse as Professional Colleague: Model professional behaviors within the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse.
4. Nurse as Quality Care Advocate: Implement changes in practice that are based on current nursing science.
5. Nurse as User of Technology and Informatics: Maintain the competency necessary to properly use the informatics and technologies of the practice setting.

Content outline

CONCEPTS: Biophysical: Cellular Regulation Digestion Health, Wellness Illness Inflammation Intracranial Regulation Oxygenation Perfusion Sensory Perception Sexuality Psychosocial Modules: Addiction Development Mood and Affect Reproductive Module: Reproduction Health Care Domain: Managing Care Legal Issues Delegation Advanced Directives Pharmacology Gastrointestinal Disorders Sensory perception, Tissue integrity Mood and Affect Reproduction Intracranial Regulation: Neurological and neuromuscular disorders ISSUES: Human sexuality, family planning education, Time management, organizational skills, multitasking, pressure to practice outside scope of Practical Nurse, Duty to report SKILLS: 1. Conduct concept-focused nursing assessments. 2. Interpret assessment data, lab data, and medication information for primary patient. 3. Transfer skills learned in LRC to patient care 4. Administer medications according to safety and procedural guidelines including six rights of medication administration and the three-check system. I. D. 3 5. Organize care for two patients. II. A. 1 6. Participate fully as a team member within the PN scope of practice. 7. Promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient [ANA Code of Ethics, Provision 3]. 8. Demonstrate competent use of therapeutic communication skills at the PN level. 9. Communicate relevant, accurate, and complete information promptly. 10. Gather and incorporate information from the electronic medical record (EMR) to plan patient care.

Required materials

Required textbooks, computer software programs, clinical uniform, supplies and lab coat.

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