PNSG1509 - Foundations of Adult Nursing Care I
This course introduces concepts of teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, professional identity and behavior, patient-centered and relationship-centered care, nursing judgment, evidence-based practice, managing care of the individual patient, informatics and technology. An introduction to the nursing process provides a beginning framework for decision making related to common health problems of adults and older adults. Principles of pathophysiology, nutrition and pharmacology are applied to basic health care concepts. A lab component includes focused assessments and basic nursing skills that support course concepts.
- Acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program AND experience as a nursing assistant as guided by the PN application packet AND current American Heart Association Basic Life Support AND current, clear Minnesota Department of Health criminal background chec
- Describe personal integrity, professional boundaries and behaviors related to established codes of ethics, nurse practice acts and legal frameworks.
- Explain how therapeutic communication skills facilitate the nursing process in the provision of culturally sensitive patient care for the adult.
- Identify effective communication skills when working with interprofessional teams, documenting care and reporting to appropriate team members.
- Select approriate technology applications to access reliable evidence-based resources, reduce reliance on memory and enhance competency within the practice setting.
- Explain the components of the nursing process and how evidence-based practice is incorporated.
- Define the role of the practical nurse in the nursing process.
- Identify how the nursing process supports patient-centered and relationship-centered care.
- Provide examples of health care information that reinforce established teaching plans.
- Describe legal and ethical principles that support safe medication administration.
- Demonstrate principles of safe medication administration.
- Apply knowledge of pharmacology to the care of adult patients with common health problems.
- Apply knowledge of pathophysiology to the care of adult patients with common health problems.
- Apply knowledge of nutrition to the care of adult patients with common health problems.
- Choose evidenced-based interventions within an established plan of care that address potential or actual complications experienced by the adult patient with common health problems.
- Summarize the importance of nutrition to facilitate healthy aging.
- Summarize the importance of health promotion and maintenance to facilitate healthy aging.
- Demonstrate basic evidence-based nursing skills using proper techniques and measures to ensure safety for the patient and nurse.
- Perform focused assessment using proper techniques and measures that ensure patient safety.
- Identify assessment findings that are related to the normal aging process.
- Accurately document the provision and outcomes of patient care in the lab setting.
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