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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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RNSG 1261 - Clinical - Registered Nurse

CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 2
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Study of general principles of caring for selected adult clients and families in structured settings with common medical-surgical health care needs related to each body system. Emphasis on knowledge judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. The student will relate the nursing process to the assessment of common acute and chronic medical-surgical health care needs associated with various body systems.  The student will discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in planning safe patient centered care.  The student will interpret data using nursing informatics and technology to identify problems, formulate outcomes, and develop plans of care for patients and their families End-of-Course Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

1. Describe principles of administration of parenteral medications to adults utilizing the five rights.
2. Utilize the nursing process in caring for adult medical-surgical patients with common acute and chronic health care problems.
3. Explain the importance of collaborating with the health care team to plan and provide patient-centered care.
4. Utilize critical thinking skills in identifying changes in patient conditions.
5. Apply the use of informatics and technology in researching current care for patients with selected disease processes.
6. Apply knowledge of cultural differences when planning patient care for adults of all ages. 1,2,3,4,5,6

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of previous term courses.

Faculty Consent: N