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Trends and Professionalism in Nursing (ASN)
TRENDS & PROF
CLASS CODE: NURS 205 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course utilizes the conceptual model to help the student focus on entry into professional nursing practice,i.e., employment opportunities, health care trends, etc.

TAUGHT: Fall 2nd Block and Winter 2nd Block
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency: Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

The learner will be able to:

1. Discuss trends in nursing education and in the delivery of health care by nurses.

2. Apply critical thinking skills in dealing with ethical dilemmas in health care.

3. Prepare for employment.

4. Discuss employment opportunities for the Associate Degree Graduate.

5. Describe the Rules and Regulations for Licensure as established by the Idaho State Board of Nursing.

6. Prepare for licensure.

7. Understand the importance of baccalaureate nursing education.

Patient Agency: Stewarship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human funcitonality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Identify patient rights as described in the 1992 Patient Self Determination Act.

2. Discuss legal and ethical issues related to patient self determination.

Nursing Process: Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Identify requirements for delegating duties and tasks.

2. Discuss concepts related to ethics.

3. Apply the decision-making process as described by Thompson & Thompson and the Nursing Process to Ethical Issues.
REQUIREMENTS: Special Assignments:
The service projects not completed Fall Semester can be completed in other semesters.

Grading:
Grading for the course is pass/fail. A passing grade means that all assignments have been completed satisfactorily and you have attended classes.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Text Required: Potter & Perry (5th Edition)
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004