Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 4860 - Synthesis of Nursing Care

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The focus of this course assists the student in synthesizing the concepts of nursing care for professional nursing practice. Through participation in problem-based learning case scenarios, students solve problems common in healthcare environments. Learning occurs as students engage themselves in finding the solutions and participation in the group process. Peer evaluation and self-directed learning are stressed throughout the course. (prereq: NU 4710  or NU 4711 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Discuss and/or provide safe, effective, compassionate, and holistic nursing care independently to clients in problem-based case and/or simulated situations (Level 4, Nursing Care)
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve ill-structured problems commonly encountered in nursing practice exemplified within problem-based case and/or simulated situations (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Demonstrate reflective thinking and learning though introspection, self-reflection, and self-monitoring of one’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Compare and contrast effective and ineffective communication while analyzing one’s own role with personal examples of effective and ineffective teamwork (Level 4, Communication)
  • Cultivate one’s skill and comfort in the delivery of feedback to team members (Level 4, Communication)
  • Exhibit personal responsibility, professionalism, accountability, and commitment to enhancing team’s performance and cohesiveness (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Demonstrate proficient use of biomedical technology when providing nursing care to clients in problem-based case and/or simulated situations (Level 4, Technology)
  • Demonstrate behaviors that value the ideas and contributions of team members to improve the health outcomes of the clients within problem-based case and/or simulated situations (Level 4, Collaboration)
  • Retrieve and synthesize evidence from diverse sources of professional literature to support decisions that ensure the quality and safety of nursing care provided in problem-based case and/or simulated situations (Level 4, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Reflection on transition to graduate nurse
  • Teamwork individual and team analysis
  • Problem-based learning simulations
    • Care of the laboring mom
    • Care of multiple clients
    • Care of client with hematologic dysfunction

Dr. Jane Paige

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