Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 22, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 244 Leadership and Nursing Practice Preceptorship

6 credits
This course is a clinical preceptorship in a nursing practice setting. The focus is on the student’s ability to integrate delivery of care with teamwork and leadership.

Prerequisites: NURS 241 , NURS 242 .

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Holistically care for self, patients, colleagues, and community within an ethical, legal, and diverse framework within the scope of practice of the RN
  • Demonstrate competency in educating and communicating with patients, families, interdisciplinary teams, and systems with a focus on quality health care promotion and functional patient centered outcomes
    • Assess for and prioritize client teaching needs (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills working with interdisciplinary team members (QSEN: Teamwork and Collaboration)
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
    • Utilize facility specific inter-departmental information systems to support the delivery of quality care (QSEN: Informatics) (GO Information Literacy)
    • Apply the underlying principles of research methodology, and evidence based practice to the patient centered plan of care (QSEN: Evidence-based Practice, QI)
    • Develop client teaching strategies that emphasize cultural awareness, and holistic health promotion and patient centered outcomes (QSEN: Patient Centered Care) (GO: Critical Thinking )
    • Implement teaching strategies that emphasize cultural awareness, and holistic health promotion and patient centered outcomes (QSEN: Patient Centered Care) (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Evaluate client teaching strategies that emphasize cultural awareness, and holistic health promotion and patient centered outcomes (QSEN: Patient Centered Care) (GO: Critical Thinking)
  • Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status
    • Apply the concepts and principles learned in previous nursing courses to implement a patient centered plan of care (QSEN: Safety, Patient Centered Care)
    • Demonstrate effective prioritization of nursing diagnoses and outcomes (QSEN: Safety, Patient Centered Care) (GO: Critical Thinking)
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
    • Demonstrate the application of nursing process as applied to a leadership role
    • Assume clinical leadership for the nursing care management of a prescribed caseload of clients (QSEN: Teamwork)
    • Demonstrate proficiency in implementing the role of the nurse as a coordinator of multidisciplinary treatment modalities for assigned clients (QSEN: Teamwork) (GO: Teamwork, Communication)
    • Role model professional interpersonal skills which facilitate and advance teamwork (QSEN: Teamwork) ( GO: Teamwork )
    • Demonstrate professional behavior and accountability consistent with ethical, legal and facility responsibilities of nursing (QSEN: Quality Improvement)