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Nursing Theory and Science IV
Course: NUR283

First Term: 2019 Summer
Lecture   9.0 Credit(s)   5.5 Period(s)   5.5 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: R - Nursing Load

Description: Applies Nurse of the Future competencies to practice and manage care for the child/family unit and adults requiring complex care throughout the wellness/illness continuum, and prepare for transition from student to professional nurse.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Integrate the nursing process and problem-solving strategies by caring and advocating for individualized patient needs with a focus on pediatric and medical-surgical patients with complex health care needs. (I)
2. Practice within regulatory, legal and ethical frameworks of professional nursing, and plan for transition to professional nurse. (II)
3. Practice nursing leadership skills with patients and groups utilizing delegation, prioritization, and time management strategies. (III)
4. Demonstrate navigation of microsystem and macrosystem as a provider and manager of patient care. (IV)
5. Integrate personal and team utilization of technology and information management in healthcare settings. (V)
6. Integrate therapeutic communication and comprehensive, individualized teaching and/or discharge planning for patient needs with a focus on pediatric and/or medical-surgical patients with complex health care needs. (VI)
7. Assimilate into the professional nurse role as a patient care provider and healthcare team member to provide comprehensive patient care. (VII)
8. Practice established safety protocols and plans for selected clinical skills and procedures to provide quality nursing care. (VIII)
9. Evaluate patient care provided against current quality care standards/indicators. (IX)
10. Deliver patient care consistent with evidence-based practice. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Patient-Centered Care
   A. Nursing process in the care of patients across the lifespan
   B. Plans of care
   C. Family focused
   D. Wellness/illness continuum
   E. Bio-psycho-social, spiritual and cultural health perspectives
   F. Developmentally appropriate
   G. Pathophysiology
   H. Comfort
   I. Health promotion, maintenance and restoration
   J. Nutrition
   K. Reflective of patient choices/rights
II. Professionalism
   A. Professional nurse responsibilities
   B. Licensure process
   C. Professional development
   D. Legal and ethical issues
   E. Patient advocacy
   F. Professional nursing practice
   G. Transition from student to graduate
   H. Advocate for patient rights
   I. Preparation for interview/hiring process
III. Leadership
   A. Comprehensive and collaborative plan of care
   B. Advanced critical thinking and problem solving
   C. Advanced leadership and management skills
   D. Role as manager of patient care and team
   E. Delegation and organizational skill performance
IV. System-Based Practice
   A. Navigation of micro- and macro-systems in practice
   B. Mass casualty incident
   C. Response to emergency codes
V. Information Management and Technology
   A. Comprehensive technology use
   B. Computerized documentation and communication
VI. Communication
   A. Therapeutic communication and environment
   B. Patient/family education and discharge planning
   C. Community education and referrals
VII. Teamwork and Collaboration
   A. Nurse as collaborative team leader
   B. Collaborative patient care delivery
   C. Interprofessional team processes
VIII. Safety
   A. Standards of care for patients across the lifespan
   B. Medication administration across the lifespan
   C. Specialty medications and intravenous titration
   D. Application of pathophysiology
   E. Reporting and communication
   F. Age-specific accident/injury prevention
   G. Age-specific environmental safety
   H. Infection control
IX. Quality Improvement
   A. Error prevention and management
   B. Facility or healthcare setting activities
   C. Risk management tracking and trending
X. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
   A. Relationship to patient-care delivery
   B. Application in providing patient care

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 26, 2015

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