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Total contact hours
Introduces community–based nursing care of individuals and families, care of the critically ill patient, as well as maternal child care of the high-risk patient. The nursing curriculum continues to expand on the role of the registered nurse to promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making. Students further develop their skills in patient teaching, patient care planning, and management. A simulation experience allows the students to manage the care of a patient through multiple stages of an illness using a team approach. The clinical practicum focuses on mastering the nursing process to provide and direct holistic and individualized patient care to increasingly complex patients. Students are provided additional experiences in the community-based and mental health settings. Fifth term of the nursing degree, second term of the registered nurse sequence.
Course learning outcomes
1. Nurse as Health Promoter and Care Provider: Apply the Nursing Process to provide and direct holistic and individualized patient-centered and family care in the acute setting and community context.
2. Nurse as Care Manager: Prioritize individualized nursing care to meet the needs of a group of patients demonstrating effective organization, time management, teamwork, and delegation.
3. Nurse as Professional Colleague: Integrate professional behaviors across the interdisciplinary team interactions.
4. Nurse as Quality Care Advocate: Adapt care reflecting changes in evidence-based practice to community and acute care populations.
5. Nurse as User of Technology and Informatics: Utilize technology to manage knowledge, communicate information, and support decision making.
Grief and Loss
Pain control, opioids
Family integrity, advanced maternal age, prenatal substance abuse, Patient acuity, end of life care, access to healthcare
1. Correlate patient problems in order to create a holistic prioritized problem list.
2. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities. [ANA Code of Ethics, Provision 8].
3. Demonstrate appropriate delegation to the CNA in a clear and concise manner.
4. Perform procedures safely and proficiently according to standard nursing practice and COCC policies and guidelines with minimal assistance from the clinical instructor.
5. Utilize therapeutic communication skills when interacting with patients and families.
6. Recognize situations that require changing patient care.
7. Utilize the EMR and other technological resources to improve delivery of safe patient care.
Required textbooks, computer software programs, clinical supplies and uniform.