NUR220 - CCC: Gerontology/Maternal Infant Settings Pract.

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Subject Title
CCC: Gerontology/Maternal Infant Settings Pract.

Subject Description
This course provides the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a first clinical experience. It is comprised of three classroom hours and 10 clinical hours per week (NUR220). Emphasis in the classroom will be on exploring the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions of the life transitions of aging and healthy childbearing. Classroom discussions will include: the meaning of health and aging, common health challenges experienced in aging, culture and diversity, teaching and learning, communication and caring for these clients and their families. The practicum experience provides the opportunity to develop communication skills through assessments, teaching/learning, developing collaborative relationships with childbearing families and older adults and their families. The nursing theorist grounding classroom discussion and guiding clinical practice will be Watson. Active learning is essential in this course and thus students need to be prepared to engage in classroom dialogue and activities. Critical thinking and appreciation of differences will be fostered through sharing experiences with peers and nursing colleagues.

Credit Status
3.00 units

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Successful completion of the course will enable students to consistently demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Establish caring-healing relationships with culturally diverse clients and their families.
  2. Demonstrate clinical decision-making using critical thinking and informed by current evidence and nursing theory.
  3. Demonstrate professional responsibility & accountability in classroom.
Older Adult:
  1. Explore the meaning of aging in diverse cultures.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the lived experiences of healthy aging among older adults and their families.
  3. Apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the provision of care to older adults experiencing health challenges.
Maternal Infant:
  1. Explore the meaning of pregnancy and birth with culturally diverse clients and their families.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the lived experiences in the childbearing years. 
  3. Apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the provision of care to new mothers and babies.   
Program Level Goals (Year 1)
  1. Be accountable to the public and practice within the professional standards of nursing.
    1. Recognize an awareness of professional values, personal responsibility, and accountability to practice within current legislation and CNO Standards of Practice.
  2. Enhance health and healing through synthesizing knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in understanding the lived experience of clients.
    1. Enhance health and healing in one or more stable individuals with health/self-care needs, through applying knowledge from nursing and other disciplines while acknowledging the lived experience of self and others to guide assessments, care, and health promotion.
  3. Participate in the ongoing transformation and humanization of health care by incorporating multiple ways of knowing, evidence-informed care and critical-reflective practice.
    1. Demonstrate critical-reflective, client-centred care in simple clinical situations, using multiple ways of knowing in providing evidence-informed care.
  4. Commit to excellence in professional practice through lifelong learning.
    1. Recognize and value personal learning as a professional nurse.
  5. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within nursing, the inter-professional team and the community.
    1. Initiate relationships by demonstrating respect for and being present with clients, nurses, and other health care providers.
  6. Demonstrate leadership for the advancement of the nursing profession in all domains of practice.
    1. Recognize the image and the contribution of the nursing profession in society and undertake a leadership role in peer groups.
  7. Advocate for and support healthy organizational and public policy to promote health of individuals, families, groups, communities and global populations.
    1. Identify situations where advocacy is indicated, exploring the influences of determinants of health on individuals’ health and wellness.
  8. Provide culturally sensitive nursing care that honours human dignity, respects diversity, and embraces different ways of being.
    1. Recognize diverse and cultural understandings of health and wellness in stable client situations and in the learning environment

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