PNL110 - Practical Nursing Lab

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Subject Title
Practical Nursing Lab

Subject Description
This course gives the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and practice skills that maintain and promote health and healing. Students will demonstrate a safe level of performance in the lab before implementing the skills in nursing practice settings.

Credit Status
1 Credit towards the Practical Nurse Diploma Program.

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

Upon completion of this course, the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Integrate theory, principles, College of Nursing standards and concepts of nursing and health into safe nursing practice.
  2. Integrate theory to select appropriate equipment and assessment tools for a variety of nursing skills, assessments, and interventions across the lifespan.
  3. Identify holistic patient assessment data that supports selected nursing interventions.
  4. Demonstrate accurate psychomotor skills for all learned nursing interventions.
  5. Recognize the importance of diversity when providing nursing care in all situations.
  6. Model professional behavior by obtaining consent prior to initiating nursing care and providing privacy prior to initiating nursing care.
  7. Engage in reflective practice through self-evaluation of psychomotor skills.
  8. Document nursing care performed clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  9. Demonstrate therapeutic nurse client relationship through communication, engaging in a professional introduction prior to starting nursing care, and collaboration for the purposes of assessment and to identify needs.
  10. Recognize assessment outcomes that are within normal limits and that are abnormal.  
CNO Entry to Practice Competencies (identified in subject outline and weekly course objectives)
 Develops a therapeutic relationship with clients.
 Identifies clients' health care needs in a caring environment that facilitates achieving mutually agreed health outcomes.
 Collaborates with clients across the lifespan to perform a holistic nursing assessment.
 Demonstrates knowledge in nursing, health and social sciences.
Promotes clients' rights and responsibilities by (a) Obtaining client consent prior to initiating nursing care;
Promotes clients' rights and responsibilities by (b) Protecting clients' rights by respecting confidentiality, privacy, dignity and self-determination as part of the plan of care.
Reviews literature and collaborates with colleagues and other resources in selecting assessment tools or techniques.
Formulates clinical judgements that are consistent with the clients' needs and priorities by responding to changing situations that affect client's health and safety.
Provides care that demonstrates an awareness of client diversity.
 Maintains clear, concise, accurate and timely records of client's care.
 Demonstrates a professional presence and models professional behavior.
Uses the standards of practice to assess one’s competence to identify gaps in knowledge skill, judgement and attitude by (a) Evaluating one’s practice.

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