NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Oct 23, 2019  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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NURS 2400 - Professional Nursing Care in Complex Illness

This course introduces the learner to the patient and family with complex illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism.  This course is focused on the vulnerable patient, which could include multisystem acute and chronic diseases processes and physiological, mental and socioeconomic factors that put the patient at risk.  The patient and family-lived experience is emphasized.

Acceptance into the nursing program

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of NURS 2400-Professional Nursing Care in Complex Illness, the student will:

  1. Participate in guiding safety and care management within the healthcare system.
  2. Model the role of the beginning nurse in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.
  3. Prioritize care of multiple patients with increasing independence using evidence and clinical judgment.
  4. Evaluate leadership effectiveness within a variety of healthcare settings.
  5. Coordinate healthcare delivery with the inter-professional team.
  6. Coordinate individualized care for diverse patients.
  7. Adapt communication techniques to strengthen relationships.
  8. Model advocacy in nursing practice.
  9. Exemplify the core values and principles of the nursing profession.
  10. Maintain the legal and ethical standards of professional nursing practice.
  11. Prioritize educational needs and evidence-based strategies to optimize outcomes.

Credits: 9

Instructional Method a combination of lecture, lab and clinical

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