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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 1165 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing Skills

Credit Hours: 1.00


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; ENGL 1180  or ENGL 1210 BIOL 2400  or BIOL 2730 , BIOL 1400 , BIOL 2710 , and HHSC 1040  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: NURS 1145 , NURS 1155 , and NURS 1175 

(replaces but does not equate to NURS 1530)

This course focuses on skills needed to provide and manage safe nursing care of adult patients. The student will practice critical thinking and communication skills in order to safely care for adults of various ages. Major emphasis will be on developing psychomotor skills related to vital signs, personal hygiene, asepsis, transfer and ambulation, hydration, elimination, intake/output, ostomies, wound care, comfort measures, and administration of medications. The course also introduces documentation of procedures and nursing care, including the use of basic technology within the health care setting. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

3. Demonstrate critical thinking by applying the nursing process to provide safe, culturally appropriate, patient-centered care.

Course Outcome:

1. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and describe the problem solving and decision strategies necessary to use the nursing process while caring for general adult patients

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will identify drug actions and nursing interventions appropriate to administering medications in the laboratory practice setting.
  2. The student will correctly compute drug calculations in the laboratory practice setting.
  3. The student will perform basic nursing interventions safely in the laboratory.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

4. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Course Outcome:

2. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and begin to demonstrate therapeutic communication techniques in the laboratory setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will document care accurately and consistently.
  2. The student will report changes in the patient’s condition promptly to the instructor and the responsible registered nurse.
  3. The student will therapeutically communicate and demonstrate appropriate nonverbal behavior.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

5. Demonstrate professionalism in his/her practice.

Course Outcome:

3. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define and begin to demonstrate the role of the professional nurse in the simulated clinical setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will maintain confidentiality of information.
  2. The student will practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing (ANA Scope and Standard of Practice).
  3. The student will promptly report unsafe, illegal, or inappropriate incidents to faculty and/or staff.
  4. The student will maintain professional appearance, attitude, and conduct.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

6. Utilize technology appropriately in planning and providing nursing care.

Course Outcome:

4. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the use of basic technology within the laboratory setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will perform nursing interventions safely in the laboratory setting.
  2. The student will utilize technology to obtain and record relevant adult patient data, including nursing care and patient response.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Orientation Providing Environmental Safety
    1. Medical asepsis
    2. Universal Precautions
    3. Isolation techniques
    4. Body mechanics
    5. Transferring and ambulation
  2. Application of the Nursing Process to Assessing Vital Signs
    1. Temperature, pulse, respiration
    2. Blood pressure
    3. Pulse oximetry
  3. Application of the Nursing Process to Patient Hygiene
    1. Bathing
    2. Oral care
    3. Perineal care
    4. Anti‐embolic hose
    5. ROM
    6. Bed making
    7. Assisting with bedpan/urinal
    8. Positioning
  4. Application of the Nursing Process to Wound Care
    1. Assessment
    2. Non-sterile dressing
    3. Wet to dry dressing
    4. Packing a wound
  5. Application of the Nursing Process to Patient Elimination
    1. Intake/output
    2. Specimen collection
    3. Sterile gloving
    4. Urine catheterization
    5. Enema
    6. Ostomy care
  6.  Application of the Nursing Process to Patient Communication Skills
    1. Communication Techniques
    2. Blocks to communication
    3. Compassion
    4. Cultural Competence
    5. Relating to patients with altered sensory perception
  7.  Application of the nursing process to oxygentation
    1. Oxygen delivery devices
    2. Strategies to improve oxygenation
    3. Tracheostomy care
  8. Medication Preparation and Administration
    1. Oral
    2. Intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal
    3. Gastric tube
    4. Inhalers
    5. Nebulizers
    6. Medication charting

Primary Faculty
Sikorski, Catherine
Secondary Faculty
Sawyer, Linda
Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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