Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 02, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 122 Medical-surgical Nursing I Practicum

5 credits
This course offers the opportunity for the student to continue to apply and expand nursing skills, critical thinking skills, and communication skills in an acute care setting.

Prerequisites: NURS 111 , NURS 112 .

Corequisites: NURS 121 .

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

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
    • Describe common signs and symptoms of medical and surgical disorders in the clinical setting
    • List scientific principles underlying medical and nursing treatment of medical-surgical illness for an assigned client (QSEN: EBP, Safety)
    • Perform basic nursing skills and interventions consistent with established nursing standards and plan of care (QSEN: EBP) (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Demonstrate understanding of the pharmacologic treatment approaches in the care an assigned client (QSEN: EBP)
    • Describe how principles of caring; ethical responsibility, and respect for human dignity are integrated into nursing care practices (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Demonstrate accountability consistent with ethical and legal responsibilities of practical nursing
    • Demonstrate beginning client teaching strategies that foster holistic health promotion and illness prevention (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
  • Demonstrate competency in educating and communicating with patients, families, interdisciplinary teams, and systems with a focus on quality health care and promotion and functional patient outcomes
    • Recognize how cultural, socioeconomic, and spiritual influences affect the client’s level of wellness (GO: Intercultural Appreciation)
    • Utilize technical and communication skills to obtain and record baseline data (QSEN: Informatics) (GO: Information Literacy, Communication)
    • Demonstrate basic communication skills when interacting with individual clients and significant support person(s) (GO: Communication)
    • Utilize appropriate communication channels and strategies in collaborating with the health care team to deliver care (GO: Communication)
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
    • Identify appropriate nursing problems for assigned client (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Demonstrate developing organizational skills related to prioritization; time-management and follow through in the delivery of care (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Utilize accurate nursing judgment in the preparation, safe administration, and recording of medications to an assigned client (QSEN: Safety) (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Evaluate goals for appropriateness and discuss in a small group process
  • Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status
    • Demonstrate underlying nursing knowledge in setting individualized clinical goals
    • Utilize critical thinking to apply theoretical knowledge in providing direct care to one adult client (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Apply critical thinking and communication skills to client care, staff interactions, care development, and self-evaluation (QSEN: Patient Centered Care, Safety)
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
    • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the nurse in the delivery of care in a multidisciplinary setting  (QSEN: Teamwork and Collaboration, Safety) (GO: Teamwork)
    • Demonstrate interpersonal skills that facilitate teamwork (GO Teamwork)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of facility-specific informational systems and the impact of those systems on the delivery of care (QSEN: Informatics) (GO: Information Literacy) 

Total Hours: 100 Lab or Clinical Hours: 100