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NURS 233 Foundations of Nursing Care Lab

NURS 233: Foundations of Nursing Care Lab

Required For: Nursing BS Students

Course Description: Clinical application of assessment, therapeutic communication, patient care skills, and other components of concurrent courses and prior courses in acute and chronic health care settings.

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Course Objectives

  • State current safety and quality issues important to the delivery of safe, effective, patient-centered healthcare
  • Determine relevant, appropriate use of the nursing process.
  • Choose appropriate evidence-based basic nursing interventions for clients of all ages.
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with clients, families, faculty, and/or agency staff, and peers at all times.
  • Describe various roles of a novice student nurse (caregiver, care planner, case manager, health care educator, health promoter)
  • Identify appropriate written documentation of client’s information.
  • Determine relevant, appropriate use of the nursing process
  • Discuss the role the nurse plays within healthcare delivery.

Clinical Competencies

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.)
  • Watching (and if nurse is willing, assisting) 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.