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					VNSG 1462
Clinical-Practical Nurse Intermediate Clinical

Nursing Department

Lecture                       0
Lab                           0
External                      14
Total CH per semester         4

Course Level
Level II

Anatomy & Physiology II
Professional Development
Medical Surgical Nursing I
Mental Illness
Applied Nursing Skills II

WECM/ACGM Course Description
A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work based experience
and direct patient/client car, at a clinical site and/or with the clinical simulated
interactions lab. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by
the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the
responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning

WECM/ACGM Learning Outcomes
The vocational nursing student will be able to apply theoretical, practicum and
knowledge based concepts when providing patient care. The student will be able to
safely and competently care for two to three patients providing basic bedside care,
ambulation, documentation, and participation in care planning.

Course Goals/Essence
The practicum setting provides the vocational nursing student with hands-on clinical
experience and provides an arena for further development of nursing skills learning in the
simulation lab setting.

Learning Outcomes
A. Provider of Care
      The student will:
    apply the nursing process, concepts, and skills involving equipment, procedures to
      perform nursing care to a minimum of 2-3 patients in chronic/long term and acute
      care settings
      Utilizing structured data collection tools, collect information pertinent to a patient
       to assist in formulation of a nursing care plan; including history and physical
      Identify common actual and potential health care needs of patients
      Performs basic and intermediate nursing skills utilizing principles presented in
       classroom/clinical lab and simulation setting safely and effectively to meet basic
       physiologic needs including
      Report assessment findings and observations to assigned nurses, interdisciplinary
       team members, and clinical instructor to assist others in formulation and revision
       of patient care plans
      Assist in implementing a teaching plan for the patient with common health
       problems and well defined learning needs
      Demonstrate use of restraints appropriately
      Collect specimens per orders
      Documents all pertinent patient data findings accurately in a timely manner with
       supervision of instructor and assigned nurse
      Accurately and timely administers assigned medications to patients with direct
       supervision of instructor; documents accurately with the medication
       administration record
      Using standard references, compare expected and achieved outcomes of nursing
      Assist in discharge planning of selected clients
      Carry out nursing measures that promote rehabilitation and health

B. Coordinator of Care
   The student will:
    Recognize organizational principles involved with patient care
    Assists in identifying unmet needs of patients
    Vary approach of nursing care appropriately based on changes in the patient
    Utilizes resources available to assist in meeting patient’s needs
    Participate in the identification of client needs for referral to appropriate sources
      of assistance within the surrounding community
    Utilize technology in the clinical setting to include computerized documentation,
      online research sources, and patient care equipment
    Seek out own learning experiences

C. Member of Profession
   The student will:
    Indicate a desire to learn by actively interacting with colleagues, staff, patients,
      and instructors
    Assist in promoting a safe, effective care environment conductive to the optimal
      health and dignity of the patient
    Identify the responsibilities and limitations of student nurse including the legal
      and ethical aspects
    Identify community resources that can assist in meeting patient needs
      Demonstrate behaviors that promote the development and practice of vocational
      Demonstrate accountability for own nursing practice
      Observe and communicate patient’s Bill of Rights to patients
      Demonstrate consistent professional communication techniques with instructors,
       facility personnel and with each other

   D. Solve problems and build employability skills such as attitude, critical
       thinking, and work ethic
      The student will:
       Use critical thinking skills to complete patient care correctly and on time
          within clinical hours
       Exhibit a positive attitude in completing patient care on time and correctly
       Exhibit professional principles by coming to clinical on time and calling in as
          required when absent
       Use critical thinking skills to identify methods, requirements, and standards to
          enhance patient care

Students may vary in their competency levels on these abilities. You can expect to acquire
these abilities only if you honor all course policies, attend classes regularly, complete all
assigned work in good faith and on time, and meet all other course expectations of you as
a student.

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