Nursing Practicum

NURS 322 – Nursing Practicum I


Course Title:                 Nursing Practicum I
Code:                           NURS 322
Hours:                          Lec – 0 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 12 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 4.
Prerequisite:                 NURS310 and  NURS319
Level/Semester:    :       2nd level  - Summer II.
Department offering the course: Nursing department – Faculty of Health Sciences.

A clinical course that provides an experience of incorporating concepts learned including nursing related knowledge, into clinical practice. Students work with their preceptors to synthesize knowledge and skills gained from previous coursework and apply it into practice. Emphasis is placed on refining nursing process skills with particular attention given to prioritization of care. The practicum provides an opportunity for the students to enhance their professional practice and demonstrate competency in standards of care, application of evidence, professionalism, and safe and legal practice.

This course facilitates the transition of nursing students to the professional nurse, practitioner's role. Throughout its condensed practice days, students will have the opportunity to ameliorate the quality and quantity of their learning experiences and cognitive alertness. Clinical decision-making skills will be enhanced through working with preceptors in advanced special care units, previously tackled in the preceding academic years. Students learning experiences will be provided throughout training in advanced medical, surgical and critical care nursing with different specialties’, including medical, surgical   units, ER, ICUs CCUs and CSUs, utilizing the nursing process, as a framework.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S
1.   Illustrated lectures, and seminars.
2.   Group discussion/ Directed reading.
3.   Students case studies / disease presentation, drug assignments.
4.   Clinical demonstration and redemonstration.
5.   Simulated practice.
6.   Actual practice on the patient.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S
-  Smeltzer  S,  Bear  B.  (2004).Textbook  of  Medical  Surgical  Nursing.10thed.  London:
Lippincott Williams & Wikins Co,
- Berman A, Snyder S, Kozier B, Erb G.( 2010).Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing.
9thed, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Sole ML, Klein DG, Moseley MJ.( 2006). Introduction to Critical Care Nursing. 5th  ed. Saint Louis, Elsevier Saunders.
- Urden L, Stay K, Lough M. (2006). Critical Care Nursing, Diagnosis and   Management.5th
ed. St-Loui:s Mosby.
- Morton  P.    (2004).Critical  Care  Nursing:  A  Holistic  Approach.  8th   ed.    New  York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
-  Janice E. (2004).Nursing in Today's World. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.