2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 142 - Application of Nursing Theory I

Description: An introductory clinical course with application of theoretical concepts of wellness and illness; emphasis on basic 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-conference and post-conference discussions occur with application of theoretical concepts.

Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program

Corequisite: NSG 140 , NSG 143 , NSG 144 , and NSG 145  

Credits: 2
Lecture: 0
Lab: 4

Course Content:
  1. Application of basic nursing skills to care for the adult patient in the long term or rehab environment including assessment, medication administration, documentation, and care planning
  2. Application of principles of patient centered care in various healthcare settings
  3. Application of principles related to safety in various healthcare settings
  4. Application of principles related to effective communication in various healthcare settings
  5. Application of principles related to teamwork in various healthcare settings
  6. Application of principles related to quality improvement in various healthcare settings
  7. Application of principles related to evidence based practice in various healthcare settings
  8. Application of principles related to Informatics in various healthcare settings

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform a basic holistic assessment of an adult client, able to document findings and complete clinical worksheets, medication administration, and develop basic care plans. (Patient-centered Care)(1-8)
  2. Collaborate with members of the healthcare team, peers and faculty. Show awareness of self and effect on others when communicating. (Teamwork and Collaboration)(1-8)
  3. Base individualized care plan on patient values, clinical expertise, and evidence, utilizing the nursing process as a framework for decision making. (Evidence-based Practice)(1-8)
  4. Seek information about quality improvement projects in the care setting. (Quality Improvement)(1-8)
  5. Demonstrate effective use of strategies to reduce risk of harm to patients, self or others. (Safety)(1-8)
  6. Employ communication technologies to coordinate care for patients. (Informatics)(1-8)

Required Assessment:
  1. Healthcare setting observations