2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RNSG 2460 - Clinical Nursing (RN Training) Common Concepts


(4:0:16)  This course is a health related work-based learning experience that will provide the student with clinical experiences related to the care of clients/families and/or groups in hospital and community based settings. These experiences will enable the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical instructor. The selected experiences will develop the student’s ability to function within the four roles of nursing. Didactic content learned previously and concurrently in RNSG 1441 will be applied in the development, implementation and evaluation of care for clients/families and/or groups in a variety of settings. Clinical experiences will focus on common health problems requiring physical and emotional support to clients/families and/or groups experiencing stressors. Increased emphasis is placed on critical thinking/problem solving and the effects of stressors on clients/families and/or groups. Pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, growth and development and cultural perspectives will be addressed on weekly plans of care developed by the student. The student will continue to develop skills necessary to make appropriate nursing practice decisions by using clinical data and evidence-based practice outcomes from current literature in conjunction with the nursing process. RNSG 2460 will present opportunities for the student to practice clinical nursing as applied to clients/families and/or groups seeking to “…maintain or regain balance as the individual moves along a continuum towards positive competencies” (SPC ADNP Philosophy). The course is designed to prepare the student to assess, analyze, plan, intervene and evaluate the nursing care of clients/families and/or groups emphasizing knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Through selected clinical experiences the student will learn to function effectively as a Member of the Health Care Team ( one of the roles of a nurse as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing) by applying the nursing process and principles of teaching/learning appropriate to nursing care of individual clients/families and/or groups. Student grand rounds and pharmacology presentations developed by the student will contribute to development of teaching skills required to function in the professional world of nursing. Continuing emphasis is placed on development of skills within the additional three roles of the nurse, Provider of Patient Centered care, Patient Safety Advocate, and Member of the Profession. The student will access appropriate referral sources in order to utilize resources within the community to meet the various needs of individual clients/families and/or groups. Students will evaluate their own strengths and needs related to personal and professional growth and development. This will enhance their ability to make required behavioral modifications and apply appropriate ethical and legal principles of practice in order to serve as a health care advocate for clients/families and/or groups.This course must be taken concurrently with RNSG 1441.  Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 16 Pre-requisite: ENGL 1301, BIOL 2401, BIOL  2402, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2314, RNSG 1105, RNSG 1413, RNSG 1144, RNSG 1115, RNSG 1160.



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