Metropolitan State University

NURS 400P : Intensive Practicum I

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
A clinical course which focuses on the application and integration of healthcare and nursing concepts, assessment skills and interventions necessary to provide basic safe and effective holistic nursing care to adults with acute, chronic, and traumatic conditions. Emphasis is placed on the examination of dynamic interrelationships between professional practice and the health and wellbeing of diverse persons and populations. Clinical experiences will occur on adult medical-surgical units with a focus on clinical decision-making and fundamental nursing skills.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/15/2012 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply critical thinking and decision-making skills in the care of adult clients with acute and complex health needs.
  2. Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills with adult clients in an acute care setting.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the scientific principles underlying physiologic and information technologies used in adult client care.
  4. Discuss ethical issues related to the care of adult clients with acute or chronic illness.
  5. Examine global, cultural and socioeconomic factors that impact adult clients in an acute care setting.
  6. Implement Modeling and Role-Modeling concepts in the provision of nursing care.
  7. Perform accurate health assessments on adult clients.
  8. Perform nursing interventions safely and accurately with adult clients.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information