Course Outcome

INTRUDUCTION TO NSG


1.   Understand and honor baccalaureate nursing values, ethics, standards, and challenges in today's healthcare setting.

2.   Demonstrate appreciation for the history of nursing and how nursing theories can and are applied in professional practice.

3.   Discuss the expectations specific to the Essentials of Baccalaureate education for Professional Nursing Practice, professional competencies and the National League of Nursing, Outcomes and Competencies for Graduate nurse.

4.   Analyze the nurse's image in today's healthcare system and media by recognizing the economic factors that influence the profession.

5.   Value the goal of being lifelong learners.

FUNDAMENTAL OF NSG.


1.   Categorize principles of nursing culturally competent care drawn from physiological and psychological concepts.

2.   Integrate pharmacological principles, including actions, side effects, and contraindications from selected drug classes.

3.   Identify strategies to promote effective communication with patients, significant others, and members of the interdisciplinary team.

4.   Utilize the nursing process to develop care and health teaching plans for patients with compromised health status during the pre-operative, intra operative, and post-operative periods.

5.   Describe the uses of information and healthcare technologies in clinical decision-making and nursing care planning, integrating ethical and privacy issues surrounding patient information and care.

6.   Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth.

7.   Outline a nursing portfolio plan for showcasing achievements accomplished during the nursing program.

8.   Demonstrate beginning competence in nursing skills associated with identified physiological and psychological concepts.

9.   Administer medications safely according to legal and practice guidelines, and reason clinically to evaluate orders, assess client response, and take remedial actions when appropriate.

10.   Provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care for stable patients with common health alterations.

11.   Provide effective patient education and support for patients with simple needs and stable conditions.

12.   Communicate effectively with patients, significant others, and members of the interdisciplinary team.

13.   Make basic clinical decisions and document nursing care.

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING - I.


1.   Use information and healthcare technologies to enhance clinical decision-making, health promotion and wellness, nursing care planning, and communication with the inter-professional team.

2.   Apply the nursing process and evidence-based practice needed to provide safe, effective patient centered care for patients with medical-surgical conditions, based upon ongoing physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual assessment.

3.   Implement evidence-based nursing care for the adult with medical-surgical conditions.

4.   Integrate pharmacological principles into care of patients with medical-surgical conditions.

5.   Identify legal requirements, ethical principles, and privacy issues as essential elements of patient advocacy as transitions and care decisions are made.

6.   Compile nursing portfolio items and add to student nursing portfolio.

7.   Develop, implement, and evaluate safe, evidence-based, and effective care for selected patients with chronic medical-surgical conditions.

8.   Base care for selected patients with chronic medical-surgical conditions on comprehensive, ongoing physical assessment.

9.   Demonstrate competence in insertion of an IV and administering medication and blood products by IV route.

10.   Administer required medications safely, providing appropriate patient education regarding the drugs given.

11.   Use technology to enhance care delivery and evaluation.

12.   Demonstrate effective therapeutic communications with patient, significant others and members of the health care team.

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING - II.


1.   Propose evidence based holistic care for selected patients with acute medical-surgical conditions.

2.   Use cognitive knowledge and clinical reasoning to coordinate and provide safe, quality, patient-centered care to adults needing health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention or experiencing acute medical-surgical conditions.

3.   Integrate national safety patient goals, prevention of never events, aad legal and ethical principles into care planning for provided to patient with acute medical-surgical conditions, particularly vulnerable populations.

4.   Determine appropriate plans to support patients with acute medical-surgical conditions and families as they transition from one level of care to another.

5.   Formulate appropriate patient education consistent with the age, developmental stage, desire, and needs of the patient/family.

6.   Assume responsibility for own professional growth.

7.   Develop, implement, and evaluate safe, evidence-based, and effective patient- centered care for selected patients with acute medical-surgical conditions.

8.   Base care for selected patients with acute medical-surgical conditions on comprehensive, ongoing physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment.

9.   Integrate pharmacological principles, including actions, side effects, and contraindications from selected drug classes into the care of care of selected patients.

10.   Administer required medications safely, providing appropriate patient education regarding the drugs given.

11.   Provide appropriate patient education based upon age, developmental stage, and condition.

12.   Communicate effectively with members of the inter-professional team to enhance the quality of patient care given.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING.


1.   Use the nursing process and knowledge of mental health to provide safe and effective mental health care to diverse populations across the lifespan.

2.   Demonstrate accountability for all professional interactions to reflect therapeutic use of self, appropriate professional boundaries, professional values, and legal and ethical principles.

3.   Integrate psychopharmacological principles, including actions, side effects, and contraindications from selected drug classes into the care of care of patients with mental health/substance abuse issues.

4.   Advocate for those with mental health/substance abuse issues and victims of violence to develop, implement, and evaluate plans to support patients and families.

5.   Coordinate care with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide safe and effective mental health nursing care in the milieu.

6.   Using evidence-based research, evaluate the relationships of genetics and genomics to screening, diagnostics, treatment, and monitoring in psychiatric and substance abuse disease.

7.   Assess and provide safe, quality, patient-centered care, integrating theories and concepts relevant to mental health, neurological function, and psycho-pharmacology across the lifespan.

8.   Administer required psychiatric medications safely.

9.   Provide appropriate patient education regarding psychiatric drugs and treatments which reflects the patient's age, condition, and developmental stage.

10.   Assure confidentiality of protected health information when using health information system.

11.   Maintain appropriate professional boundaries while promoting safe and therapeutic environment for both the patient and staff.

NURSING RESEARCH


1.   Identify the ethical, legal, and moral ramifications of research activities in relation to human rights.

2.   Examine how integration of nursing research improves patient care and informs evidence-based nursing practice.

3.   Evaluate the quality of research studies using established criteria.

4.   Differentiate among nursing research methods.

5.   Demonstrate understanding of the research process by developing a limited nursing research proposal.

6.   Evaluate personal, spiritual, and professional growth through reflective journaling.

7.   Suggest types of research concepts and techniques, including research theoretical models that can be effective in improving nursing practice, education, and administration.

8.   Identify the research process used for evidence-based nursing practice.

9.   Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth.

OBSTRETIC NURSING.


1.   Base care on a thorough assessment, including cultural implications, developmental stages, and health promotion needs of the child-bearing family and pediatric patients/families.

2.   Consider strategies to develop implement and evaluate safe, effective evidence -based patient- centered care for the pediatric patient, as well as the childbearing family prior to and throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the post- partum period.

3.   Provide emotional support to maternal and pediatric patients and families, serving as an advocate for the patient and family as necessary.

4.   Work with members of the inter-professional team to insure effective communication to support safe, effective care of patients and families.

5.   Provide information and support to the maternal and pediatric patients and family facing legal and ethical issues in health care.

6.   Provide appropriate care for the high-risk situations in pregnancy, labor and delivery, post- partum and the neonatal process.

7.   Demonstrate understanding of relationships of genetics and genomics to screening, diagnostics, treatment, and monitoring of treatment of maternal and pediatric patients.

8.   Use nursing knowledge and clinical reasoning to plan and provide safe, quality, patient- centered nursing care for the childbearing family prior to and throughout the pregnancy, labor and deliver, and post- partum period.

9.   Uses nursing knowledge and clinical reasoning to plan and provide safe, quality, patient-centered care to the child who is ill, injured or disabled in selected settings.

10.   Integrate pharmacological principles, including actions, side effects, and contraindications from selected drug classes into the care of care of selected OB or Pediatric patients.

11.   Administer required medications safely, providing appropriate patient education regarding the drugs given.

12.   Provide appropriate patient education based upon age, developmental stage, and condition.

13.   Communicate effectively with members of the inter-professional team to enhance the quality of patient care given.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING.


1.   Apply the key principles of population based nursing in order to advocate and create change at the family, community, and population level.

2.   Examine the function and practice of population health nursing.

3.   Analyze the complex issues surrounding public and global health.

4.   Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth.

5.   Compile nursing portfolio items and add to student nursing portfolio.

6.   Complete a comprehensive needs assessment for an identified group, including access, availability and cost of identified health care services.

7.   Create a plan of care for a group, based upon a needs assessment, standards of care and practice, and appropriate evidence.

8.   Participate in population related clinical and population-focused activities.

9.   Use evidence-based practices to guide population focused teaching and activities.

10.   Complete a comprehensive needs assessment for an identified group, including access, availability, and cost of identified health care services.

11.   Develop and/or evaluate a process of care for a group, based upon a related needs assessment, standards of care and practice, appropriate evidence and other relevant factors.

12.   Demonstrate the ability to assist patients/families/significant others as they transition through levels of care.

13.   Participate in clinical prevention and population-focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, and equity.

14.   Use evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral and follow-up throughout the life span.

15.   Students will exhibit professional integrity through collegial and academically stimulating dialogue, on specific nursing topics in discussion boards, journaling, and projects.

16.   Continue to research, appraise, and apply conceptual frameworks and strategies that promote health and wellness in populations and communities.

17.   Using evidence-based practice to design, coordinate, implement, and evaluate comprehensive teaching plans to include health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention in families and populations.

18.   Collaborate and verify with peers, families, health care professionals and community members in the decision making process related to community health programs and projects.

19.   Create opportunities to involve families and groups in planning, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation of health care.

20.   Demonstrate respect for people as unique individuals with differing beliefs and cultural backgrounds when planning interventions to promote positive health outcomes.