It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes. Students will be engaged in a variety of learning processes such as decision-making analysis, group discussion, and reflection on practice.
In this experiential course, nursing practice experience with childbearing women, infants, children and adolescents 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 settings with a maternity and pediatric focus.
- 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
At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed family-centered nursing care to childbearing women, infants, children and adolescents.
- Critically reflect on and use knowledge from a variety of sources to formulate and implement nursing practice decisions that promote health, prevent illness/injury, and support healthy transitions, recovery and living with illness.
- Use a relational perspective in engaging with maternity and pediatric clients to further develop an understanding of their experiences of childbearing transitions, parenting, family, and common and predictable health challenges.
- Implement family-centered health education in nursing practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and beginning level ability, to contribute as a member of an interprofessional collaborative team.
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.
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.