NURS2418 Clinical Concepts I

Course Description

This clinical course focuses on applying the theoretical concepts of assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, communication, evidence based practice and informatics. Professional behavior concepts are implemented related to accountability, advocacy, ethics and legal issues in nursing practice. Introductory teamwork, collaboration and managing of care concepts are applied in the provision of care for adults, children and child bearing families.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Provide holistic nursing care that is client and family centered, culturally sensitive, and based on the needs of clients across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate nursing skills using proper techniques and measures that ensure client safety across the lifespan.
  • Apply nursing judgements when prioritizing care for patients with basic health problems.
  • Use evidence based interventions that reduce the risk of harm and promote the health of clients with basic health problems.
  • Demonstrate health record management through electronic medical record systems.
  • Practice personal integrity, professional boundaries and behaviors related to established codes of ethics, nurse practice acts, and legal and ethical nursing practice standards.
  • Participate as a member of the inter-professional team collaborating with other health care providers to promote safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  • Use quality improvement methods to improve patient care.

Prerequisite

Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

4 credits: 0 lecture / presentation, 4 lab, 0 other