Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
NRS 224
Course Title:
Integrative Practicum I
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Course Description

This course is designed to formalize the clinical judgments, knowledge and skills necessary in safe, registered nurse practice. Faculty/Clinical Teaching Association/Student Triad Model provides a context that allows the student to experience the nursing work world in a selected setting, balancing demands of job and lifelong learner. Analysis and reflection throughout the clinical experience provide the student with evaluate criteria against which they can judge their own performance and develop a practice framework. Includes seminar, self-directed study and clinical experience. Prerequisite: NRS 222.

Intended Outcomes for the course

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Make sound clinical judgments based on an increasingly complex knowledge base and experience in care selected populations.
2. Set priorities in the provision of care with attention to client needs and available resources.
3. Practice self-reflection and self-analysis and identify areas for improvement.
4. Advocate for inclusion of client/family uniqueness in all aspects of care.
5. Identify costs and benefits of resource options for client care.
6. Regularly evaluate and augment own leadership in client and team situations in the selected population.
7. Delegate to and evaluate others ensuring that the task is within their scope of practice.
8. Access, evaluate and integrate new learning into practice.
9. Identify a vision and influence others to share the vision to support quality of care.
10. Demonstrate commitment to new and continuing learning opportunities; expand repertoire of learning activities and experiences
with other health care team members, especially those who hold different points of view.
11. Demonstrate competent performance when evaluated against national standards and criteria accepted in selected populations
and/or settings.
12. Promote collaborative teamwork and empower others.

Course Activities and Design

Clinical preceptorship

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Clinical evaluation
Journal evaluation
Multiple choice tests
Lab performance evaluation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Decision making
Knowledge based judgment
Priority setting
Client/family uniqueness
Delegation and evaluation
Continuing learning
Competent performance
IV start
Accumulative review
Action in Crisis
Interviewing Skills:
Postmortum care