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.
NURS 233 Student Feedback Form
- 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.
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.