2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 280 - Professional Nursing Concepts

Description: Concepts associated with professional comportment and the meaning of the identity of nursing as a profession.  Skills and techniques for entering the healthcare profession as a registered nurse.  Consideration given to current trends in the job market.  Includes career search, employment considerations, and primary aspects of obtaining employment.  Techniques to generate a resume and cover letter, and prepare for the interviewing process.  Develops interviewing skills.  Provides an introduction to principles of management and leadership.  Explores competencies necessary to succeed in a nursing leadership role in various healthcare settings.  Incorporates and integrates the competencies of nursing knowledge to include patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. 

Prerequisites: NSG 240  

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Principles of nursing care related to attributes and roles of a professional nurse (professionalism, clinical judgment, leadership, ethics, patient education, and health promotion).
  2. Principles of nursing care related to care competencies (communication, collaboration, safety, technology and informatics, evidence, and health care quality).
  3. Principles of nursing care related to health care delivery (care coordination, caregiving, and palliation).
  4. Principles of nursing care related to health care infrastructures (health care organizations, health care economics, health policy, and health care law).

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Patient-Centered Care - Analyze challenges facing healthcare that impact the delivery of nursing care. Contrast legal, political, regulatory, and economic factors that influence the delivery of patient care (1-4). 
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Differentiate the influences of healthcare agencies and professional organizations on nursing practice through incorporating the principles of leadership and management (supervision, delegation, and coordination) in providing nursing care (1-4). 
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Incorporate the use of nursing research and evidence-based practice into nursing care (1-4).
  4. Quality Improvement - Examine nursing and other healthcare professions as component parts of care systems and care processes that affect outcomes for patient and families (1-4).
  5. Safety - Use national patient safety resources to increase professional development and to focus attention on safety across care settings (1-4).
  6. Informatics - Employ communication technologies to coordinate patient care (1-4).