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This course provides instruction for the mastery of advanced level nursing skills and competencies in a variety of health care settings utilizing the nursing process as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisites: Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 7 and VNSG 1170 and 1323. Co-requisites: VNSG 1227 and 1260 (3:2-4)
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F
A. Demonstrate competency in advanced nursing skills.
B. Implement the steps of the nursing process and describe how each step related to nursing care.
C. Discuss the delivery of advanced nursing skills in a variety of health care settings.
D. Identify the legal and ethical parameters that guide Vocational Nursing practice, including issues of confidentiality and
providing culturally sensitive care.
E. Describe the communication process and demonstrate effective therapeutic communication techniques to promote a
positive nurse/patient relationship.
F. Define the principles of professionalism as they apply to nursing practice and describe how the principles affect the
public image of nursing.
G. Discuss the basic characteristics, trends, and issues of health care delivery.
H. Compare factors affecting the public image of nursing.
I. Interpret institutional policies and procedures for delivery of nursing care.
J. Relate individual responsibility for quality of nursing care.
K. Discuss the dynamics of the nurse-client relationship.
L. Illustrate distinctions between LVN and RN roles.
M. Distinguish functions of team members.
N. Analyze the rights and responsibilities of patients regarding health care, including self-determination.
O. Distinguish the legal parameters of vocational nursing practice and health care.
P. Discuss key federal and state statutes and institutional policies.
Q. Apply basic principles of safety and methods for promoting safety in the work environment
R. Illustrate methods of therapeutic communication.
S. Organize structured data collection tools and techniques of assessment of clients inclusive of interviewing.
T. Compare and contrast the criteria for setting priorities in planning and evaluating care.
U. Identify the developmental stages and common situational variables affecting learning, such as stress, pain, and fear.
V. Identify the role of family and significant others in providing support to the individual.
W. Apply characteristics, concepts, and processes related to transmission of common communicable diseases including
Individual risk factors and preventative health practices.
X. Apply common medical diagnoses, drug and other therapies and treatments.
Y. Illustrate work setting and major community resources.
Z. Recognize the self-evaluation process.
A A. Demonstrate organization of resources and technical proficiency in the laboratory setting.
BB. Develop self-responsibility (includes health and physical wellness, locus of control, stress management, interdependence, decision making and judgment, and boundaries.)
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