Nurs Review Course (ASN)
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course provides a broad review of nursing practice and care of the medical-surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, and obstetrical clients. It is taught with lecture, discussion of texts, articles, computer simulations, role play, and case histories. Emphasis is on student participation and active involvement with the learning process.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
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.

1. Show progress in personal and professional stewardship in rendering care to patients through an understanding of diagnostic tests, nutrtion, pharmacology, and technical skills.

2. Demonstrate ways of establishing care relationships and supporting emotional safety through the communication of empathy, acceptance, and congruence.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of ways to respect patient rights and confidentiality while providing appropriate nursing care.

4. Use critical thinking in applying knowledge and understanding of disease processes and all aspects of the nursing process to patient care secenarios.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Recognize appropriate teaching in patient responses and ways to include the patient and family in planning nursing care.

2. Demonstrate supportive communication which incorporates the patient's values in the plan of care to provide emotional safety and assist the patient in managing stress.

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

1. Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the standard of care regarding asepsis, physical safety, and technical skills for patients.

2. Teach prevention, health maintenance, and stress management in regards to medical and nursing diagnoses and communicate the teaching completed.

3. Apply critical thinking and problem solving in a variety of patient care situations through clear and appropraite communication, delegation, and prioritization.

4. Value and utilize the nursing process to formulate and revise the patient's plan of care and communicate conclusions clearly on questions regarding clinical situations.

5. Assess patient needs and problems and prioritize nursing actions and delegation preferences to maintain patients' emotional and physical safety.
OTHER: Required Text: Saxton, D., Nugent, P. & Pelikan, P. (1999). Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCLEX-RN (16th ed). St. Louis: Mosby.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002