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NURS 100Z Foundations of Nursing Clinical • 3 Cr.


Clinical component for NURS 100X. Students gain experience in rehabilitation facilities correlating with and implementing nursing theory. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Implement the nursing process in the provision of nursing care in the following areas by
    • Assessment
      • Collecting pertinent data by assessing a client using the Functional Assessment Data Collection Guide
      • Collecting pertinent data from other sources
        • information from charts
        • records
      • Identifying normal and abnormal assessment data
      • Validating abnormal data
      • Organizing assessment data according to Maslow’s basic needs
        • Nursing diagnosis
      • Identifying basic needs using Maslow’s hierarchy
      • Beginning to identify nursing diagnoses based on meeting basic needs
        • Planning
          • Prioritizing unmet basic needs
          • Beginning to collaborate with the client to formulate expected outcomes that are
            • related to basic needs
            • measurable
            • client-focused
          • Selecting nursing interventions that address basic needs, e.g.,
            • vital signs
            • oral care
            • turning schedule
            • oxygenation
            • safety
          • Providing rationales for medications and therapeutic interventions
          • Incorporating the agency’s plan of care
            • Implementation
              • Performing nursing interventions that address basic needs (with occasional cuing*)
              • Providing for physical safety of clients in long-term care settings, for example during:
                • feeding
                • bathing
                • transfers
          • Documenting relevant care provided such as recording
            • intake and output
            • vital signs
            • hygiene
            • mobility
            • Evaluation
              • Identifying client progress toward meeting basic needs as related to expected outcomes (with occasional cuing*)
  • Demonstrate cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills to ensure safe practice by
    • Identifying rationales for nursing interventions
    • Performing psychomotor skills learned in N100 safely with occasional cuing
      • applying principles of medical and surgical asepsis
      • performing skills on time
      • performing in a reasonable amount of time
      • demonstrating organizational skills
      • beginning to demonstrate dexterity
        • Reviewing medications of client, utilizing the “Rights of Safe Medication Administration”
        • Using effective communication techniques with clients, instructors, peers and health care team begins to
          • participate in and support constructive interactions with peers in the clinical setting and during conferences
          • recognize a therapeutic relationship between student and client
          • modify environment to enhance nurse-client interactions
        • Beginning to develop oral presentation skills by reporting clear, concise and relevant data to staff and instructor
        • Demonstrating competency in mathematical calculations of basic conversions in administering PO medications
        • Beginning to develop professional writing skills by writing formal college level papers
    • As a manager of care, the student will:
      • Begin to demonstrate organizational skill in the management of care for a client in the long-term setting by
        • Completing care for assigned clients
      • Practice in a cost effective manner by organizing care to conserve time, energy and resources.
    • As a member within the discipline of nursing, the student will:
      • Practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing by
        • Following established policies as outlined in the College and Nursing Program Student Handbook
        • Following established agency policies and procedures
        • Documenting basic nursing care given with occasional cuing
          • using agency format
          • meeting legal standards
          • clearly and concisely
          • in a timely manner
          • legibly with correct grammar and spelling
            • Reporting pertinent data promptly to appropriate staff /instructor
            • Respecting and supporting the resident’s rights such as
              • privacy
              • confidentiality
              • right to refuse care
  • Exhibit professional accountability
    • Preparing for clinical assignment using appropriate resources
    • Seeking assistance when clinical situation is beyond knowledge and experience
    • Seeking opportunities in the clinical setting to enhance learning and pursuing professional growth
    • Following established lines of communication with the assigned clinical setting
    • Demonstrating reliability in completing client/clinical assignments
    • Evaluating own performance accurately
      • accepts responsibilities for own decisions/behaviors/actions while in clinical settings
      • accepts feedback and makes appropriate changes in behavior
      • identifies own strengths and areas for growth in assigned settings
    • Definition of cuing
      • No cuing: student will perform independently with no intervention by the instructor
      • Minimal cuing: instructor will provide no more than 2 prompts
      • Occasional cuing: instructor will provide no more than 4 prompts

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