2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 253 Nursing Skills in Complex-Acute Illnesses Clinical/Simulation (4 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Course Description
Health promotion, critical thinking and psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Includes a focus on assessments of patients across the lifespan, formulating nursing diagnoses, and documentation related to selected alterations discussed in complex-acute illnesses with an emphasis on practice of assessments and psychomotor skills in the clinical and/or simulation setting.

Student Outcomes
1) Demonstrate a full head-to-toe assessment on patients with complex-acute illnesses across the lifespan
2) Create a plan of care utilizing the nursing process.
3) Develop nursing skills as a provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing, utilizing the Nursing Process Model.
4) Plan nursing care and clinical skills/procedures for patients within acceptable nursing standards.
5) Model processes demonstrating improved patient outcomes.
6) Integrate effective use of strategies to reduce risk of harm to self or others.
7) Utilize technology and information management tools to support safe processes of care including protecting patient health information.

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