Course Abstract Details

XNURS-221, Preparation for Practice, Part 2

Credits: 1

Course Description

NUR-221, Preparation for Practice Part 2, continues the study of current trends in nursing practice and leadership. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of nursing issues and leadership in the management practicum. Prerequisite: NURS-220. Corequisites: NURS-213 and NURS-214. Eight hours of lecture and fifteen hours of clinical experience each term. One credit. One billable hour. Offered Spring semester only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate in the clinical setting, in individual and group conferences, and in written communications a continuing knowledge of the concepts of professional nursing. The student will:

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model, for the client system across the lifespan and with any degree of alteration in wellness. (TSLO RN1)

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the client system experiencing stressors from the internal and external environment as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice. (TSLO RN2; GE3)

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidenced-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist the client system to attain, maintain, and retain stability. (TSLO RN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care and leadership in the clinical arena. (TSLO RN4; GE3; GE5)

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the client system and members of the health care team during primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. (TSLO RN5; GE1)

6. Provide a client teaching plan to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense. (TSLO RN6; GE5)

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for the client system that is retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO RN7; GE7)

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes and values in helping the client system deal with physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO RN8; GE6; GE7)

9. Analyze contemporary workforce issues and health care delivery concerns of nursing practice at the generalist level. (TSLO RN9; GE2; GE5; GE7)

10. Demonstrate commitment to continued learning by self-directed learning, professional growth, and professional organization membership. (TSLO RN10;GE7)

11. Apply appropriate delegation and management strategies essential for entry into practice at the generalist level. (TSLO RN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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