2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 272 - Application of Nursing Theory IV

Description: Analysis and synthesis of theory content to selected patients in acute care settings (including but not limited to critical care, medical/surgical, emergency department, telemetry, obstetrics, and pediatric department/units). Students are paired with a registered nurse preceptor while completing their capstone clinical experience in order to facilitate transition to practice.

Prerequisites: NSG 240 , NSG 242 , NSG 250 , and NSG 260  

Corequisite: NSG 270  and NSG 280  

Credits: 4.5
Lecture: 0
Lab: 9

Course Content:

  1. Preceptorship preparation 
  2. Analysis and synthesis of theory content to selected patients during a capstone clinical practicum to facilitate transition to practice
  3. Application of advanced nursing skills to care for clients in acute care settings (i.e. critical care, emergency department, labor and delivery, pediatrics, medical/surgical, telemetry)
  4. Nursing care of the client experiencing actual or potential critical alterations in fluid and electrolytes, acid-base balance, shock, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological function
  5. Application of principles of patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics
  6. Preparation for NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam 


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Patient-Centered Care - Integrate the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs. (2-6)
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Manage effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. (1-6)
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Analyze best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health. (2-6)
  4. Quality Improvement - Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems. (2-6)
  5. Safety - Integrate strategies to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (1-6)
  6. Informatics - Critique the use of information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. (3-6)

Required Assessment:
Healthcare setting observations, Assignments, Clinical Evaluation Tool