NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    
    Dec 14, 2019  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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NURS 2300 - Professional Nursing Care in Acute Illness


This course introduces the learner to the patient and family with acute illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism. Learners use caring behaviors, therapeutic communication and advocacy when providing care to patients with acute illness across the lifespan. The learner facilitates the effectiveness of the inter-professional healthcare team.  The patient and family-lived experience is emphasized.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of NURS 2300-Professional Nursing Care in Acute Illness, the student will:

  1. Identify organizational responsibilities in providing a culture of safety.
  2. Analyze the role of the nurse in promoting safe practice.
  3. Utilize evidence based practice and clinical findings to care for patients.
  4. Contribute as a member of the inter-professional team.
  5. Modify care to meet individual patient needs.
  6. Incorporate effective communication techniques to maintain therapeutic relationships.
  7. Practice basic advocacy when participating in patient care.
  8. Demonstrate adherence to the core values and principles of the nursing profession.
  9. Apply legal and ethical standards to the scope of practice.
  10. Adapt evidence-based teaching plans to manage changes in health status.


Credits: 9

Instructional Method a combination of lecture, lab and clinical



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