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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 1265 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice

Credit Hours: 1.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; NURS 1165 NURS 1175 , NURS 1145 , NURS 1155 , and PSYC 1010  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)

Corequisites: NURS 1245  and NURS 1255 

(replaces but does not equate to NURS 1630)

This patient‑centered clinical course helps students develop skills in providing and managing nursing care. Utilizing the nursing process, students will develop critical thinking, communication skills, application of technology, and professional responsibility while safely caring for adult patients. This clinical course will focus on documentation, medication administration, and health assessment of the hospitalized patient. New skills emphasized during this rotation include nursing care of patients requiring gastric feedings, tracheotomy care, respiratory suctioning, and respiratory adjunct oxygen implementation. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 4.5

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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 in the hospital setting

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will demonstrate competence in physical assessment with adults in the general hospital setting.
  2. The student will identify drug actions and nursing interventions appropriate to administering medications to adult patients in the general hospital setting.
  3. The student will correctly compute and administer drugs to adults in the general hospital setting.
  4. The student will perform basic nursing interventions safely while caring for adults in the general hospital setting.

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 identify and begin to demonstrate therapeutic communication techniques in the hospital setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will document care accurately and consistently while caring for adult patients in the hospital setting.
  2. The student will report changes in patient’s condition promptly to the instructor and the responsible registered nurse.

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 hospital 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 use of basic technology within the healthcare setting.

Objectives:

  1. The student will perform nursing interventions safely while caring for adults in the general hospital 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
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Nursing Care related to Oxygenation
    1. Oxygen delivery devices
      1. Nasal cannula
      2. Masks
      3. Tracheostomy care
    2. Promoting oxygenation
      1. Metered dosed inhalers
      2. Nebulizers
      3. Suctioning
      4. Chest physiotherapy
  2. Safe Administration of Medications
  3. Health Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult Patients
    1. Health history and physical exam
    2. Application of nursing process
  4. Application of the Nursing Process to Patient Care
    1. Safe medication administration
      1. Nonparenteral: oral, ototic, ophthalmic, topical
      2. Parenteral: intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal
      3. Dosage calculations
      4. Comprehensive health assessment
    2. Nursing interventions to promote health physiologic responses

Primary Faculty
Sikorski, Catherine
Secondary Faculty

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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