Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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NRS 119 - Practical Nursing Preceptorship

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Continuation of NRS 117  . Includes direct clinical application of the nursing process and expansion of the concepts of nursing, health, client, and environment in the adult care setting, family and child care setting, or care of clients with mental health disorders. Also includes content related to the roles of safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager, teacher, and being a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues related to the provision of nursing care.

Prerequisite(s): NRS 117  
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” or higher to move forward in the program.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze 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 & collaboration].
  3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient compared to caring for children and families [professionalism].
  4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes [communication].
  5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care [evidence-based practice].
  6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care [informatics].
  7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate and holistic care based on individual family needs [patient-centered care].
  8. Applies data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
  9. Models behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients, families and providers [safety].
  10. Work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety, improve patient care, and identify system errors [systems-based practice].

  1. The Nurse as Teacher
  2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
  3. Applying the Nursing Process in the Clinical Environment
  4. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
  5. Applying the nursing process to the patient/family in crisis.
  6. Incorporating legal rights of clients in a variety of care settings.
  7. Incorporating ethical and professional decision making in the clinical setting.
  8. Informatics in clinical practice

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022

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