NURS 234X Professional Role Transitions Theory • 6 Cr.
This is the final course in medical/surgical nursing. Students integrate nursing theory from all previous courses while providing comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 233X and NURS 233Z.
After completing this class, students should be able to:Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this module the student will be competent in: 1. Apply models of transition to professional role change. Discuss role transitions and ways to deal with reality shock that promote a successful transition from student to professional nurse. 2. Demonstrate competence in effective leading, managing and following behaviors within the professional nursing role. 3 Compare and contrast leadership and management roles and responsibilities in nursing. 4. Describe leadership development strategies and leadership opportunities in a variety of work environments. 5. Read, analyze and report findings on research articles for potential use in nursing practice. 6. Write an anatomical bibliography for a research topic that has potential use for evidence–based practice in nursing. 7 Identify and categorize each of the drug classes. 8 Explain the mechanism of drug action and adverse effects for each drug class. 9. Differentiate between the certification roles of the critical care nurses: CCRN, PCCN, CCNs and ACNP. 10 Select appropriate nursing interventions to manage common problems and the needs of critically ill patients. 11. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of clients with skin conditions. 12. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of clients with burns. 13. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of clients with various STDs, HIV/AIDS. 14. Discuss trends associated with the computerized electronic record, e-health, PDA's. 15 Identify appropriate nursing interventions in disaster/emergency situations, including the accessing of disaster plans and resources on a personal, institutional, community, national and international level. 16. Describe public health as applied in the United States and define the essential services that this government agency performs.