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NRS 104LC - Nursing Process I Clinical Lab

3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 9 lab periods

This is the Clinical Lab portion of NRS 104 .

Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LS , NRS 108 , NRS 155  
Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
  2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
  3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
  4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
  5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
  6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
  7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care.[patient-centered care]
  8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
  9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
  10. Identify various healthcare delivery setting and systems. [systems-based practice]

  1. Introduction to Foundations of Nursing Practice
    1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence- based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family, and community
    2. Basis of effective nursing practice
      1. Safe practitioner
      2. Effective communicator
    3. Culturally competent/caring
    4. Professional and ethical issues
      1. Legal aspects of nursing
      2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing
      3. Nursing roles and practice
      4. Documenting and reporting client care
    5. Introduction to the Nursing Process
    6. Critical thinking
    7. Nursing process
      1. Assessment
      2. Nursing diagnosis
      3. Planning
      4. Implementation
      5. Evaluation
    8. Concepts of Health and the Impact of Internal and External Environmental Factors
    9. The nurse as an effective communicator
    10. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare
    11. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being
  2. Apply the Nursing Process to Promote Psychosocial Health
    1. Stress and coping
    2. Grief, loss, and death
    3. Applying the Nursing Process to Promote Physiological Health
    4. Mobility
    5. Sensory perception
    6. Vital signs
    7. Rest and sleep
    8. Nutrition
    9. Pain and comfort
    10. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion
    11. Activity and exercise
    12. Health and wellness
    13. Infection prevention and control
    14. Fecal and urinary elimination
    15. Skin integrity and wound care
  3. Nursing Informatics and Computer Communications
    1. Basic computer functions
    2. Client documentation
    3. Introduction to evidence-based practice

Effective Term:
Spring 2019