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Course Number: NUR 102
Course Title: Nursing Assistant Level 2: Acute Care
Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture/Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 30
Special Fee: none
Covers knowledge and skills necessary for a Nursing Assistant Level 2 to work in a variety of healthcare environments including acute care environments. This course meets the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) requirements for the Nursing Assistant 2 registry.
Intended Outcomes for the Course
- Deliver healthcare with relevant cultural knowledge and communicate between people from culturally diverse backgrounds using therapeutic and professional communication techniques in the clinical setting.
- Recognize and report normal and abnormal patterns in clinical findings and behaviors of clients to members of the health care team.
- Provide care through adherence to clients’ plan of care through taking action within designated responsibilities and as directed by the Registered Nurse.
- Demonstrate person-centered care by meeting the individual person’s needs, preferences and abilities.
- Demonstrate proficiency in skills related to common disease processes and conditions that affect body system function and the person functional ability.
- Apply proper use of diagnostic, safety, and therapeutic devices within the Nursing Assistant’s scope of care.
- Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.
Course Activities and Design
- Lecture: online skills modules
- Skills practice lab with patient scenario simulation
- Clinical practice
- Clinical post-conference
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Multiple choice exams that require integration, application, and critical examination of material covered in the course
- Satisfactory completion of all quizzes with an 85% or higher
- Formative and summative skills lab performance evaluation
- Formative and summative clinical performance evaluation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Observation, reporting and documentation of patients’ clinical status
- Effective communication skills with patients and other health care team members
- Anatomy and Physiology and treatment of disease processes including: cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, mental health, musculoskeletal, nervous, reproductive, respiratory and urinary systems.
- Care of the surgical patient: normal healing process, signs and symptoms to monitor for and preventing complications
- Clinical Competencies as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing for the NA 2 in acute care.
- Professional conduct in the clinical setting