NURS 227 Foundations of Nursing Care Lab
NURS 227: Foundations of Nursing Care Lab
Required For: Nursing BS Students
Course Description: Clinical experience focused on application of clinical judgment, therapeutic communication, and role of the nurse in assigned healthcare setting.
- Apply clinical judgment during encounters with clients choosing appropriate theory-guided and evidence-based interventions.
- Demonstrate the use of therapeutic communication and cultural humility during encounters with clients, facility staff members, classmates, and faculty.
- Advocate for healthcare resources appropriate to client situations.
- Demonstrate the scope and role of the nurse in the assigned health care setting.
What the students should be doing during clinical experiences:
- Focus on assessment, direct patient care skills with staff and/or instructor (vital signs, bathing, mobility, ADLs, feeding, etc.)
- Observe facility nurse passing medications
- Nursing skills with facility nurse or instructor (catheterization/flushing, dressings, IV flush, etc.)
- Interdisciplinary shadow experiences as available
- Helping with call lights when appropriate to experience level/familiarity with facility
The Student may not:
- Be accountable for fetal or telemetry monitoring and interpretation.
- Co-sign anything that requires nurse signature (blood, medication administration, wastage, admissions, etc.)
- Witness or sign a consent document of any kind.
- Hang blood independently
- Independently pass medication, mobilize using lift equipment, any other skills that require nursing license (they can do these things assisted by licensed RN)
- Independently receive a telephone or verbal physician order
- Independently sign out medications from Pyxis, Omnicell, or similar dispensing system.