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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 485 - Senior Nursing Preceptorship

2 lecture hours 12 lab hours 6 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on the synthesis of professional nursing concepts. Through clinical immersion in a selected area of practice and under mentorship of a preceptor, students transition into the role of the professional nurse. (prereq: NU 4600 , NU 4710 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Provide safe, effective, compassionate, and holistic nursing care through analytical use of the nursing process during a clinical immersion experience while assuming an increasingly independent role (Level 4, Nursing Care)
  • Employ reflective narrative analysis and critical thinking skills to synthesize professional nursing concepts and develop personal goals for transitioning into role of professional nurse (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Consistently employ appropriate and effective communication skills with health care team members to minimize risk and error during clinical immersion experience (Level 4, Communication)
  • Assume a professional role that is responsive to a changing society while maintaining the client in full partnership in an atmosphere of care and compassion (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Develop one’s professional identity and increase self-confidence and awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses through active engagement in activities that prepare for transition to the role of a professional nurse (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Select, operate, and evaluate health information technology and biomedical technologies to support safe and quality nursing care (Level 4, Technology)
  • Provide value-based leadership when collaborating with other health care team members to improve outcomes for individuals, families, and the health care system during a clinical immersion experience (Level 4, Collaboration)
  • Synthesize research findings and knowledge on best practices drawn from professional literature into decisions that ensure the quality and safety of nursing care (Level 4, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Reflective practice
  • Caring
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Transitioning to practice
  • Graduate nurse interviewing

Laboratory Topics
  • Clinical focus: clinical immersion

April Pellmann

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