NURS2424 Clinical Concepts II

Course Description

This clinical course focuses on synthesizing 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, ethical and legal issues in nursing practice. The concepts of teamwork, collaboration and leading and managing of care are applied in the provision of care for multiple patients with complex biophysical and psychosocial care needs in varied health care and rural community settings.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Manage nursing care that is client centered and based on the holistic needs of clients, families and diverse populations with complex health needs.
  • Demonstrate advanced nursing skills in developing a holistic care plan for clients with complex health problems across the lifespan.
  • Make nursing judgements when prioritizing care for patients with complex health problems.
  • Use evidence based interventions that reduce the risk of harm and promote the health of clients with complex health problems.
  • Use communication technologies to promote safe clinical decisions.
  • Practice professional nursing in an ethical and legal manner that integrates integrity and accountability.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by organizing, delegating and assigning nursing activities to implement the plan of care.
  • Participate effectively as individuals within the interdisciplinary team with open communication, mutual respect and shared decision making.
  • Contribute to the management of healthcare and continued quality improvement by incorporating evidence- based practice, cost containment and current technology.

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