Practical Nursing: Complex Issues and Patient Safety

Course Code: NURS 252

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Students gain competence in providing holistic evidence and theory-based care for clients with multiple physical and psychosocial concerns by expanding their critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Using unique scenarios, students identify key aspects of care and use concept maps and mind-mapping tools to create and prioritize autonomous and collaborative interventions that maximize client outcomes. Their skills are built through in-class, online, self-directed and collaborative group learning. Students learn about sentinel events in health care systems and build the competencies needed to ensure client safety through specific interpersonal, professional and health care team communication strategies. Students focus on clients' needs and preferences, clinical settings and circumstance, resources available and evidence-informed practice to create realistic plans of care that respect client diversity and maximize client outcomes.