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Theoretical Bases For Nursing Practice

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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.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Professional Theory-Based Nursing Practice

    • Describe the relevance of standards of practice to professional nursing.
    • Describe how personal and ethical values impact professional 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.

    Use of Orem's Self-Care Model in Planning Client Care

    • 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.
    • 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.

    Nursing Process

    • 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.

    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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