Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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NRS 117LC - Practical Nursing OB/Peds Clinical

1.5 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 4 clinical periods

This is the clincal laboratory portion of NRS 117  . 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 in woman’s health and pediatrics. 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 in clinics and women’s centers. 

Prerequisite(s):  NRS 116  
Corequisite(s): NRS 117  and NRS 117LS  
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 117   with a “C”or higher and NRS 117LS   with a “C” 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].

Outline:
  1. The Nurse as Teacher
  2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
  3. Growth, Development and Nutrition of Children
  4. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family.
  5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
  6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
  7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
  8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
  9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
  10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
  11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
  12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
  13. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
  14. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
  15. Applying the Nursing Process for Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations Applying the Nursing Process for Clients experiencing the labor and delivery process
  16. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
  17. Application of Evidence Based Practice
  18. Informatics in the Clinical Setting
  19. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis.


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022



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