Nursing Practice: Acute Health Challenges

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 2213
Credits
5.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
8
Method Of Instruction
Clinical
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this nursing practice experience, students have opportunities to provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to individuals with an acute health challenge. The focus is on the client experiencing a surgical intervention. This course builds on using a relational perspective and an ethic of caring in client-centered nursing within the context of family.
Course Content

In this experiential course, nursing practice with clients experiencing acute health challenges and/or surgical interventions are emphasized. Building on previous learning, nursing practice experiences reflect the concepts and essential content from all courses in the semester and the core curriculum concepts.  Nursing practice experiences occur in a variety of surgical settings.

Nursing Process

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

Professional Standards

  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Knowledge-based practice
  • Client-focused provision of service
  • Ethical practice

Role of the Nurse

  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Holistic health assessment
  • Collaboration with clients
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Nursing practice decision-making
  • Care planning
  • Ensuring client safety
  • Reflective practice
  • Scope of practice
  • Practice standards
Methods Of Instruction

It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as group discussion, decision-making analysis and reflection on practice.

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.  A nursing practice assessment form is used to guide nursing practice course evaluation.  This form includes indicators of successful nursing practice at the end of the semester.  Nursing practice congruent with these indicators is an essential component of successful completion of this course.  This is a mastery course. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to individuals with an acute health challenge, including individuals experiencing a surgical intervention.
  • Implement and formulate nursing practice decisions that promote health through critical inquiry, reflection, and analytical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate relational practice skills with clients, families, and other members of the health care team, to promote holistic health and well being.
  • Be active participants in the development of their own knowledge.
  • Identify and recognize leadership behaviours in others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership that promotes interprofessional collaboration and client-centered care.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. 

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34796
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Abid
Shahima
Full
NURS 2213 080 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34797
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sahota-Bagri
Navneet
Full
NURS 2213 081 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34798
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Wyatt
Peggy
Full
NURS 2213 082 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34799
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Van Hove
Anita
Open
NURS 2213 083 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34800
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Gillis
Julie
Full
NURS 2213 084 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34801
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Manalo
Ida Bernadette
Full
NURS 2213 085 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34802
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Varaich
Sundeep
Open
NURS 2213 086 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34803
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Cohen
Tina
Full
NURS 2213 087 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sep 9-Dec 5, 2021.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0