NRS 116 - Practical Nursing Med/Surg II
4.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
4.5 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Continuation of NRS 115 . Includes application of the nursing process and the concepts of client, health, environment, and nursing, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult clients. Also includes being a safe practitioner; effective communication; managing and teaching; cultural competence and caring; and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 115
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
- 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].
- 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 & collaboration].
- Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
- Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
- Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
- Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
- Explain physical, psychological, social,and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
- Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
- Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
- Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].
- Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
- 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.
- Basis of effective nursing practice.
- Safe practitioner.
- Effective communicator.
- Culturally competent and caring.
- Professional and ethical issues.
- Legal aspects of nursing.
- Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
- Nursing roles and practice.
- Documenting and reporting client care.
- Introduction to the nursing process.
- Critical thinking.
- Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
- Data Collection.
- Review nursing diagnosis.
- Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
- The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
- Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
- Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
- Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
- Stress and coping.
- Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
- Grief, loss, and death.
- Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
- Sensory perception.
- Vital signs.
- Rest and sleep.
- Pain and comfort.
- Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
- Activity and exercise.
- Health and wellness.
- Infection prevention and control.
- Fecal and urinary elimination.
- Skin integrity and wound care.
- Nursing informatics and computer communications.
- Basic computer functions.
- Client documentation.
- Introduction to evidence based practice.
Full Academic Year 2021/2022
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