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PNN 153 - Success in Nursing

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Explores the art and science of nursing practice, including nursing history, roles, and legal/ethical practice issues for the professional practical nurse. Healthcare settings and health/illness/hospitalization will be discussed. Strategies for success in nursing will be applied.
Competencies
  1. Implement strategies to enhance success in nursing
    1. Discuss methods used to become an active adult learner
    2. Describe key areas fundamental to success in nursing
    3. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in various areas important to success
    4. Plan individualized strategies to enhance success based on personal style
    5. Successfully complete assigned modules in medical terminology with a minimum 90% score
    6. Evaluate math skills, areas of strengths and weaknesses, and strategies to enhance success
    7. Successfully complete math conversions within and between metric, apothecary, and household systems with a minimum 90% score
  2. Discuss the historical development of the nursing profession
    1. Describe how the nursing profession evolved from ancient to modern times
    2. Discuss the relationship among social change, military conflicts and the development of nursing
    3. Discuss the contributions of nursing leaders that shaped the profession
  3. Discuss the roles of a professional practical nurse
    1. Describe what nursing is
    2. Discuss criteria for professional nursing practice
    3. Describe the art and science of nursing
    4. Identify nursing organizations that impact the Professional Practice Nurse
    5. Differentiate the types/levels of nursing education
    6. Identify the roles of nurses at various levels, especially the LPN
  4. Discuss the relationship between nursing theories, nursing research and nursing practice
    1. Identify the importance of nursing theories to the nursing profession.
    2. Describe the four metaparadigms included in nursing theories
    3. Discuss major ideas presented by various nursing theorists.
    4. Discuss the relevance of nursing research to nursing practice
    5. Identify the two main types of research
  5. Discuss the legal aspects of nursing
    1. Discuss various sources of law
    2. Describe how sources of law impact nursing practice
    3. Describe elements of negligence and malpractice.
    4. Explain various types of torts that can occur in health care settings
    5. Identify the legal responsibilities of nurses
    6. Describe the elements of informed consent
    7. Identify the nurse’s role in obtaining informed consent.
    8. Explain the types of advance directives
    9. Describe mandatory reporting requirements for abuse cases
    10. Discuss the professional nurse’s responsibility for reporting unprofessional practice
    11. Discuss professional nurse licensure and practice laws
    12. Define sources for standards of care
  6. Discuss the ethical aspects of nursing
    1. Define key terms related to values and ethics
    2. Discuss value formation
    3. Discuss dominant values in the United States
    4. Apply values clarification to personal beliefs about health and health care
    5. Describe the relationship between values and ethics
    6. Describe the major ethical principles that have an impact on health care
    7. Discuss dominant ethical theories
    8. Identify common variables in nursing codes of ethics
    9. Describe the seven essential values of nursing practice.
    10. Identify social trends that are creating ethical dilemmas
    11. List current ethical issues in health care
    12. Discuss decision making for ethical problems in health care
    13. Apply the steps of an ethical decision process to current health care issues/dilemmas
  7. Explore the role of the professional practical nurse in health promotion and illness prevention
    1. Differentiate health, illness, and wellness
    2. Discuss theoretical models of health
    3. Discuss factors that influence health beliefs and practices.
    4. Discuss variables the influence health behaviors of individuals.
    5. Discuss the nurse’s roles/responsibility related to the healthy people initiative
    6. Describe health promotion and illness prevention activities across the life span.
    7. discuss health screening programs
    8. Discuss the impact of development, culture, spirituality, and family on health beliefs and health behaviors
    9. Discuss holistic care
    10. Discuss the importance of a holistic framework for health promotion and illness care
    11. Describe concepts basic to alternative/complementary modalities
    12. Discuss nursing strategies that incorporate alternative/complementary modalities throughout the lifespan
  8. Explore the adaptation of individuals and families to acute and chronic illness and hospitalization
    1. Distinguish among various types of families
    2. Identify dynamics of family interactions
    3. Compare acute and chronic illness
    4. Examine the effects of illness and hospitalization on clients
    5. Assess reactions of a family with an individual who has an acute/chronic illness or disability
    6. Examine nursing interventions to assist coping with illness/hospitalization for clients and family



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