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Nursing Care and Management Throughout the Health Continuum

Course NumberNUR 250W
Credits4
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours60
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: NUR 240W, NUR 240LW or NT 215W, NT 216W, NT 219W and NT 215LW, NT 216LW, NT 219LW with minimum grade of "C" (2.0). Concurrent enrollment in NUR 250LW. Provides opportunities to enhance entry level nursing knowledge when managing a group of adult patients in the acute care setting. For successful completion, a grade of at least a "C" must be earned in this course and concurrent lab course NUR 250LW (lab grade will be same as theory grade). (60-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, and Spirit of Inquiry while developing Professional Identity as an ADN to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.
Objectives:
  1. Manage and report concerns regarding quality of care and ethical dilemmas to the appropriate person.
  2. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to integrate policies and procedures for continuous quality improvement.
  3. Demonstrate and support health care provisions that incorporate diverse values and practices.
  4. Modify plan of care utilizing holistic influences.
  5. Select and utilize relevant data, working from evidence based practice findings.
  6. Analyze and interpret assessment data to evaluate and modify patients' priority nursing diagnosis.
  7. Collaborate with the patient, family, significant others and the health care team to determine and prioritize patient care goals and adjust plan of care.
  8. Evaluate goals and revise plan of care utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.
  9. Adapt and implement patient-centered teaching to meet patients' priority outcomes.
  10. Maintain integrity and serve as a professional role model to members of the nursing team.
  11. Minimize risk and harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  12. Administer and evaluate enteral, topical, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous medications for a team of patients with the required supervision, adhering to Medication Administration Assessment Tool.
  13. Demonstrate therapeutic communication while promoting an environment of patient-centeredness.
  14. Assess situations where patient advocacy may be required and supports patients' rights to make informed decisions.
  15. Implement components of delegation when managing a team of patients.
  16. Initiate collaborative interaction with peers and other members of the health care team in a collegial manner to promote quality patient care.




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