||This course provides the student an opportunity to apply nursing judgment using evidence-based care, critical thinking and clinical judgment to implement safe, patient-centered and relationship-centered care to individual patients across the lifespan. The clinical student reflects on the value of patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, informatics, quality improvement, safety, managing care of the individual patient, nursing judgment and evidence-based care. Concepts related to career development options that enhance career mobility are reviewed. Standards of practical nursing and the importance of practicing according to state-regulated scope of practice are reviewed.
- Evaluate personal communication skills and cultural sensitivity while working with diverse patients across the lifespan.
- Compare individualized established plans of care for patients across the lifespan.
- Provide health care information to the patient that is considerate of culture, experience and knowledge of his/her own health.
- Explain the nurse's role in maintaining confidentiality of the patient care record.
- Utilize technology to access reliable information and resources that support patient care, reduce reliance on memory and enhance competency within the practice setting.
- Provide evidence for prioritization of nursing judgments to individuals across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate nursing judgment by selecting and prioritizing interventions, monitoring the patient's response and reporting changes.
- Demonstrate personal integrity, professional behaviors, professional boundaries and an appreciation for lifelong learning.
- Construct a plan for role transition from student to licensed practical nurse.
- Examine standards of practice for the licensed practical nurse and the importance of practicing according to state regulations and statutes.
- Provide input regarding quality improvement methods used to develop or revise policies/procedures.
- Demonstrate safe nursing practice while following the National Patient Safety Goals.
- Recognize conflict and when to report it to a supervisor.
- Assign and monitor nursing tasks/activities to other licensed practical nurses and/or unlicensed assistive personnel to achieve patient care goals.
- Provide patient care to multiple patients within the scope of the practical nurse.
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