NUR401 - CCC: Complex Health Challenges

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Subject Title
CCC: Complex Health Challenges

Subject Description
Classroom discussion focuses on the health and healing of clients experiencing complex health challenges. Students systematically and holistically study common alterations in selected body systems and explore appropriate nursing care using knowledge from nursing and other disciplines. The practicum experience facilitates nursing students? integration of theoretical and practical knowledge and develops students? clinical decision making and practice skills. The practicum experience will occur in either medical or surgical areas. The nursing theorist grounding classroom discussion and clinical practice will be Parse.

Credit Status
3.00 units

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

Successful completion of the classroom and practicum components of the course will enable students to consistently demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Establish caring-healing relationships with culturally diverse clients and their families through interdisciplinary collaboration.
  2. Provide client-centred care and leadership for individuals with complex health conditions, demonstrating clinical decision-making and critical thinking informed by current evidence and nursing theory.
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional responsibility, accountability and growth in classroom and practicum settings.
  4. Differentiate the nurse’s role from other health care professional roles through nursing theoretical knowledge.
  5. Demonstrate skilful application of simple nursing therapeutics that meet the current College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Entry to Practice Competencies.

Program Level Goals (Year 2)
  1. Be accountable to the public and practice within the professional standards of nursing.
    1. Demonstrate accountability to the client and responsibility for personal and professional development.
  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 providing safe and effective complex care for two or more individuals and or families with multiple health/self-care needs through applying knowledge from nursing and other disciplines while acknowledging the lived experiences 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 complex health situations and life transitions, using multiple ways of knowing and an evidence-informed approach in making practice decisions.
  4. Commit to excellence in professional practice through lifelong learning.
    1. Initiate personal and professional growth and development through critical and reflective thinking.
  5. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within nursing, the interprofessional team and the community.
    1. Participate in the interprofessional team to provide care for individuals, groups, and families.
  6. Demonstrate leadership for the advancement of the nursing profession in all domains of practice.
    1. Appreciate leadership in self and others when providing care to individuals and families.
  7. Advocate for and support healthy organizational and public policy to promote health of individuals, families, groups, communities and global populations.
    1. Advocate for individuals, families, and groups, recognizing contextual influences on persons’ lived experiences within the health care system.
  8. Provide culturally sensitive nursing care that honours human dignity, respects diversity, and embraces different ways of being.
    1. Demonstrate an appreciation for diversity while using a client-centered approach in complex care situations.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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