Catalog 2018-2019 
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Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 128 Skills Lab II

2 credits
This is the second of a two course series introducing the nursing student to the process and rationale of nursing skills and procedures. It includes didactic instruction and supervised practice of intermediate nursing skills in a laboratory environment.

Prerequisites: 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 respect for patient privacy, confidentiality, and autonomy (QSEN-Patient Centered Care)
    • Articulate medical legal elements of documentation (QSEN: Safety & Quality)
    • Use proper body mechanics in all nursing care activities (QSEN: Safety)
    • Understand the role of the RN regarding technical aspects of practice
  • 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
    • Use effective communication in establishing the client nurse relationship (QSEN: Patient Centered Care) (GO: Communication)
    • Effectively communicate clinical rationale for treatment to educate the patient regarding benefits & risks of treatment (QSEN: Patient Centered Care, Safety, Critical Thinking) (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
    • Demonstrate intermediate nursing skills needed to provide safe and effective nursing care (QSEN: Safety, Evidence-based Practice, Quality)
    • Maintain appropriate infection control measures in all nursing care activities  (QSEN: Safety, Evidence-based Practice, Quality)
    • Demonstrate safe handling of all medical equipment (QSEN: Safety)
    • Demonstrate safe medication dosing & calculation  (QSEN: Safety, Quality)
    • Apply critical thinking in all decision making processes (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
    • Incorporate assessment skills in implementing & evaluating the effects of nursing care activities  (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
    • Expand on the role of the RN in patient care decision making, implementation and evaluation  (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Work cooperatively with health care team members to provide safe and effective nursing care (QSEN: Teamwork & Collaboration) (GO: Teamwork)

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