Jun 09, 2023
NT 160W - Transitional Skills and ConceptsCredits: 1
Focuses on basic nursing skills/procedures and related communication necessary for function in the ADN role. This theory course has a concurrent lab course. For successful completion, a grade of at least a "C" must be earned in this course and concurrent lab course NT 160LW (lab grade will be same as theory grade).
Prerequisite(s): NT 161W and NT 162W with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0).
Corequisite(s): NT 160LW
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Demonstrate Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, and Spirit of Inquiry while developing Professional Identity as an ADN to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.
- Identify ethical and legal guidelines that govern nursing practice and recognizes ethical dilemmas and legal situations that influence clinical decision making.
- Document and report to appropriate nursing personnel, patient health status and care provided according to agency policy.
- Recognize that diverse values may influence health care seeking behaviors and related nursing care.
- Identify and apply knowledge of holism (stressors, physical, nutritional, psychological, cognitive and sociological) when planning care for aging adults.
- Select and discuss verbally, and in writing, significant data from current nursing literature, which apply to patient's health condition.
- Collect and interpret assessment data to identify priority nursing diagnoses.
- Develop an individual plan of care with realistic and measurable goals, and implements basic plan of care with guidance of instructor.
- Evaluate goals and identify need for revision of plan of care with the input of instructor.
- Identify adult learning principles when planning and providing informal and formal patient centered teaching.
- Recognize and adhere to professional nursing behaviors outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook.
- Describe human factors and other basic safety design principles that contribute to safety and quality in the patient care environment.
- Administer and evaluate enteral, topical, intramuscular, and subcutaneous medications with required supervision while adhering to Medication Administration Assessment Tool.
- Use therapeutic communication techniques while maintaining confidentiality of patient information.
- Serve as an advocate by being prepared for client care experience and identifying opportunities for patients to participate in health care decisions.
- Define nursing delegation, and receives and follows through with assigned tasks.
- Discuss concepts of collaboration and interacts in a collegial manner.
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