Theoretical Bases For Nursing Practice – nur310 (3 credits)
This course focuses on the conceptual and theoretical aspects of professional nursing practice within the unifying framework of Orem's self-care model. Nursing process is applied in the context of self-care deficits and therapeutic self-care demand. The taxonomies of Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC) are introduced. The role of the nurse as a change agent in facilitating behavioral changes in individuals is reinforced. Key competencies in collaborative care are explored.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Professional Theory-Based Nursing Practice
- Identify the components of Orem's self-care deficit theory.
- Differentiate between universal, developmental, and health deviation self-care requisites.
- Define therapeutic self-care demand.
- Describe the relevance of standards of practice to professional nursing.
- Describe how personal and ethical values impact professional practice.
- Illustrate the components of the nursing process.
- Compare the components of Orem's self-care model with the nursing process.
- Identify self-care deficits associated with nursing diagnoses in a case study situation.
- Describe nursing agency as it is applied within the structure of the nursing process.
Use of Orem's Self-Care Model in Planning Client Care
- Apply the Orem nursing system model to the management of a client in a case study situation.
- Define clinical judgment in nursing practice.
- Relate nursing systems and professional nursing roles to clinical examples.
- Define nursing systems in terms of professional nursing.
- Demonstrate the use of critical thinking skills in the application of professional nursing concepts.
- Describe the change agent role in providing professional nursing care to clients.
Collaborative Nursing Practice
- Identify competencies necessary for collaborative interaction and care within health care settings.
- Describe the impact of HIPAA (1996) regulations on collaborative practice.
Nursing Diagnosis, Outcomes, and Interventions
- Identify the purpose and use of nursing diagnosis, NIC, and NOC.
- Relate NIC and NOC to appropriate nursing diagnoses.
- Apply NIC to appropriate nursing interventions.
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