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NURS 234X Professional Role Transitions Theory • 6 Cr.

Description:

This is the final course in medical/surgical nursing. Students integrate nursing theory from all previous courses while providing comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 233X and NURS 233Z.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply models of transition to professional role change. Discuss role transitions and ways to deal with reality shock that promote a successful transition from student to professional nurse.
  • Demonstrate competence in effective leading, managing and following behaviors within the professional nursing role.
  • Compare and contrast leadership and management roles and responsibilities in nursing.
  • Describe leadership development strategies and leadership opportunities in a variety of work environments.
  • Read, analyze and report findings on research articles for potential use in nursing practice.
  • Write an anatomical bibliography for a research topic that has potential use for evidence–based practice in nursing.
  • Identify and categorize each of the drug classes.
  • Explain the mechanism of drug action and adverse effects for each drug class.
  • Differentiate between the certification roles of the critical care nurses: CCRN, PCCN, CCNs and ACNP.
  • Select appropriate nursing interventions to manage common problems and the needs of critically ill patients.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of clients with skin conditions.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of clients with burns.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of clients with various STDs, HIV/AIDS.
  • Discuss trends associated with the computerized electronic record, e-health, PDA's.
  • Identify appropriate nursing interventions in disaster/emergency situations, including the accessing of disaster plans and resources on a personal, institutional, community, national and international level.
  • Describe public health as applied in the United States and define the essential services that this government agency performs.

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