Academics :: School of Health Professions

Course Objectives for NUR 121

The student will:

  1. Identify current knowledge from nursing science, the humanities, social and natural sciences in providing nursing care for clients and their families.
  2. Describe comprehensive client assessment by collecting information from multiple sources to establish a foundation for provision of client care.
  3. Recognize safe, competent care and promote positive client outcomes using critical thinking to make clinical decisions.
  4. Demonstrate accountability for ethical and professional standards of nursing.
  5. Describe appropriate teaching for the client and significant support person(s) in order to promote and facilitate informed decision making, achieve positive outcomes, and promote self-care activities.
  6. Demonstrate caring behaviors toward the client, significant support person(s), peers and other members of the healthcare team.
  7. Identify effective communication skills to exchange information verbally, non-verbally, in writing and through information technology, directed toward promoting positive health outcomes.
  8. Discuss with the client, significant support person(s) and members of the health care team to achieve positive client outcomes.
  9. Explains safe use of contemporary technology in nursing practice.
  10. Identify evidence-based information to support clinical decision-making.
  11. Identify the impact of social, economic, legal and political factors in the delivery of healthcare to clients and their families.
  12. Recognize the need for life-long learning and professional development in order to provide safe, competent care for clients.
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