Dec 03, 2021
NRS 115LS - Practical Nursing Med/Surg I Skills Laboratory 0.5 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 2 lab periods
This is the skills portion of NRS 115 . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory and skills.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 110
Corequisite(s): NRS 115 and NRS 115LC
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” , NRS 115 with a “C”or higher and NRS 115LC with a “C” to move forward in the program.
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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