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 decision-making analysis, group discussion and reflection on practice.
In this experiential course, a population health approach to providing nursing care for vulnerable individuals, families, groups, and communities is 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 mental health and community settings.
- 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:
- Using a relational practice perspective and a population health approach, provide safe, competent, compassionate, evidence-informed nursing care to persons experiencing mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders.
- Using a relational practice perspective and a population health approach, provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to persons in variety of community settings.
- Demonstrate an understanding of others as unique beings who affect, and are affected by, their context in decision-making and planning care for vulnerable individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Use knowledge from a variety of sources to critically reflect on issues and trends in population health, mental health promotion, and substance use and consider implications for nursing practice.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities including the ability to advocate for vulnerable clients.
- With assistance, participate in interprofessional and intersectoral collaboration.
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.