Catalog 2018-2019 
    Feb 26, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 240 Advanced Skills Lab III

2 credits
This course teaches advanced medical surgical nursing evidence-based practice within the laboratory and simulation environment. Students apply critical thinking, prioritize care, refine nursing skills, and practice collaborative and therapeutic communication. Simulations and skills will entail complex health disturbances and scenarios to engage students with enhanced problem solving and practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 221  and NURS 225  

Corequisites: NURS 241  and NURS 242  

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

  • Evaluate nursing care involving life and death decisions within evidence-based, ethical, and legal frameworks
  • Facilitate therapeutic communication with patients and families
  • Analyze nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation using assessment tools and nursing process while incorporating theoretical principals and pathophysiology to prioritize care
  • Apply subjective and objective data collection, nursing diagnosis, care implementation, and evaluation using assessment tools, nursing process and theoretical principals to prioritize care
  • Collaborate and role play safe and effective communication among health team members, family, and patient within a rapidly changing clinical simulation scenario

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20