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NRS 201 - Nursing Process III

5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of NRS 105  NRS 188 . Application of the nursing process and expansion of the concepts of nurse, health, client, and environment, with an emphasis on the family and child and clients with mental health disorders. Includes content related to the roles of safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager/teacher and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues related to provision of nursing care. Also includes additional clinical application of selected nursing skills and knowledge of the developing family and child and clients with mental health disorders.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 127IN  or FSN 127IN  or FSN 154 , NRS 105 , NRS 105LC , NRS 105LS  (or NRS 188 /NRS 188LC /NRS 188LS ), and PSY 101 .
Corequisite(s): NRS 201LC  
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
  2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication. [teamwork and collaboration]
  3. Apply professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for children and families. [professionalism]
  4. Utilize communication strategies that assist in effectively communicating with patients, families, and colleagues. [communication]
  5. Apply qualitative and quantitative research as a foundation for evidenced-based nursing practice. [evidence-based practice]
  6. Demonstrate use of electronic medical records and other clinical technology and information management tools. [informatics]
  7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate, and holistic care based on individual family needs. [patient-centered care]
  8. Apply data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
  9. Demonstrate behavior to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers. [safety]
  10. Work in inter-professional teams to enhance patient safety and improve patient care. [systems-based practice]

  1. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family
  2. Applying the Nursing Process for the Family Member with Selected Alterations
  1. Nutrition, metabolism, or elimination
  2. Circulatory
  3. Hematological function or homeostasis
  4. Oxygenation
  5. Gastrointestinal and infectious disorders
  6. Neurological, traumatic, and musculoskeletal disorders
  7. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being for in the community
  8. The birth experience
    1. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis
    2. Applying the Nursing Process for the Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations in Health
    3. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
    4. Application of Evidence-Based Practice
    5. Informatics in the Clinical Setting

Effective Term:
Spring 2019

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