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

NSG 242 - Application of Nursing Theory III

Description: An intermediate clinical course with application of theoretical concepts of wellness and illness; emphasis on nursing skills and application of  nursing process in meeting the needs of diverse clients. Clinical practicum occurs in well-defined settings and integrates the competencies of nursing practice to include; patient centered care, professionalism, communication, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality, informatics and evidence- based practice. Clinical group pre- and post-conference discussions occur with application of theoretical concepts.

Prerequisites: NSG 150 , NSG 152 , NSG 153 , NSG 155 , and BIO 205  

Corequisite: NSG 240 , NSG 250 , and NSG 260  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 0
Lab: 6

Course Content:

  1. Application of intermediate nursing skills to care for the adult patient in acute care, obstetric, pediatric and psychiatric environments
  2. Application of principles related to patient centered care
  3. Application of principles related to safety in varied healthcare settings
  4. Application of principles related to effective communication in various healthcare settings
  5. Application of principles of teamwork in various healthcare settings
  6. Application of principles related to quality improvement in various health care settings
  7. Application of principles related to evidence based practice in various healthcare settings
  8. Application of principles related to informatics in the various healthcare settings

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Patient-Centered Care - Employ specialized interventions for clients with acute medical/surgical, pediatric, obstetric and psychiatric/mental health needs and problems in a variety of settings. (1-8)
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Relate effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient outcomes in a variety of settings. (1-8)
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Examine best current evidence and organizational policy with clinical expertise for delivery of optimal health in a variety of settings. (1-8)
  4. Quality Improvement - Utilize data to monitor the outcomes of care processes  to improve the quality and safety of health care systems including psychiatric, obstetric, pediatric and acute care populations. (1-8)
  5. Safety - Apply strategies to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance in a variety of health care settings. (1-8)
  6. Informatics - Utilize information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making related to mental health, obstetrics, pediatric and acute care populations. (1,2,4,5,8)

Required Assessment:
  1. Healthcare setting observations.