Catalog 2018-2019 
    Feb 25, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 112 Nursing Foundations Practicum

1 credit
This course allows the student to apply introductory critical thinking skills, observe the nursing process, practice communication techniques, and demonstrate basic nursing skills in a long-term care setting.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing AAS-T program

Corequisites: NURS 111  and NURS 117  

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 the beginning development of a caring ethical and holistic view in client care situations (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
    • Utilize therapeutic communications when interacting with individual clients and significant support person(s) (GO: Communication; QSEN: Teamwork & Collaboration)
    • Demonstrate effective communication when reporting and documenting basic nursing care activities (GO: Communication)
    • Utilize effective communications with health care team members in the coordination of care (GO: Communication, Teamwork; QSEN: Teamwork & Collaboration)
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
    • Apply understanding of professional role behaviors to various clinical situations (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
    • Develop an awareness of critical thinking and the nursing process as the starting point for providing care (GO: Critical Thinking)
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
    • Demonstrate basic interpersonal skills needed to work cooperatively and collaboratively with members of the health care team (GO: Communication, Teamwork; QSEN: Teamwork & Collaboration)
    • Demonstrate beginning practices that adhere to legal, ethical, and regulatory standards for the practical nurse (QSEN: Evidence-based Practice, Safety)

Total Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20