CCOG for NRS 224 Spring 2024

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

Examines the clinical judgments, knowledge and skills necessary in safe, registered nurse practice. Uses a Faculty/Clinical Teaching Association/Student Triad Model to provide a context that allows the student to experience the nursing role in a selected setting, balancing demands of professional nursing and lifelong learner. Through analysis and reflection throughout the clinical experience, provides the student with evaluative criteria against which they can judge their own performance and develop a practice framework. Includes seminar, self-directed study and clinical experience. Prerequisites: 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, best practice evidence and experience in care of selected populations.
2. Set priorities in the provision of care with attention to patient needs and preferences, available resources and ethical aspects of patient care.
3. Practice self-reflection and self-analysis to identify areas for improvement.
4. Advocate for and provide individualized care for patients and families.

5. Evaluate and improve own leadership skills through collaboration with the health care team.
6. Delegate or assign responsibilities appropriately taking into consideration the other's scope of practice or training.  
7. Integrate concepts of resource utilization, quality improvement and systems to enhance care delivery across the continuum of care. 
8. Articulate a personal view of nursing practice that exemplifies quality and safety in care.
9. Demonstrate competent performance when evaluated against national standards and criteria 

Course Activities and Design

Clinical Integrated Practicum 

Discussion groups

Required Readings
Clinical evaluation
Multiple choice exams
Lab performance evaluation

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Discussion groups

Required Readings
Clinical Integrated Practicum evaluation
Multiple choice exams
Lab performance evaluation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts & Issues:

  • Nursing Management & Leadership
    • Resource utilization
    • Quality improvement
    • Change management
    • Conflict management
    • Communication in the professional setting and within the interdisciplinary team
    • Planning and directing nursing care for individuals,
    • Delegating and supervision in the professional setting
    • Collaborating in the professional setting
  • Ethics
    • Re-visit Silence Kills or similar resource. 
    • Ethics committees and how dilemmas are approached to promote autonomy and patient-centered care
  • Role of the new graduate RN
    • Standards of practice education
    • Transition to professional practice
    • Portfolio development
    • Interview skills
    • Organization skills & priority setting
    • Self-care
  • Informatics
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice

Skills:  This is not an exhaustive list but is a minimum skill set to be completed anytime throughout  NRS 221, NRS 222 or NRS 224
Accumulative review
Action in Crisis
Interviewing Skills
Postmortum care