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2022-2023 General Catalog
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ADN 806 - Clinical Practicum 6


Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

2.5 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 120
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This clinical course is a requirement with ADN 805 Management in Health Care  for the associate degree nursing program. Provides an opportunity for students to apply managerial skills in the clinical setting to a group of clients through the nursing process. This course will prepare the student with clinical knowledge and skills for entry level associate degree nursing practice.

Corequisites: ADN-805 Management in Healthcare
Prerequisites: Maternal Child Health Care; ADN-407 Clinical Practicum 3; ADN-465
Psychiatric Mental Health Care; ADN-466 Clinical Practicum 4; ADN-511 Adult Health
Care; ADN-512 Clinical Practicum 5
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): Each week the student will be evaluated in the Clinical Practicum 6 objectives for the assigned area by your preceptor. Two marks of “Needs Development” can result in failing clinicals if improvements are not evident.

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Utilize critical thinking skills in applying the nursing process to a multiple
patient assignment.
2. Delegate and/or adapt basic nursing skills in the health care setting and
situation.
3. Incorporate basic human needs in prioritizing care for a group of adult
patients.
4. Demonstrate the values, attributes, behaviors, ethics, and legal obligations
appropriate to your beginning professional practice.
5. Practice common and more complex nursing and technical skills in
providing care for groups of patients.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of management and organization in providing
care for groups of patients with common and more complex problems
along the health-illness continuum.
7. Communicate effectively in interacting with patients, the family unit and all
members of the health team. 

Student Objectives:
1. Utilize critical thinking to assess and set nursing priorities for a small group
of patients.
• Lead or participate in a patient care conference.
• Formulate health care outcomes with the patient, family and health care team.
• Participate in a multidisciplinary conference.
• Intervene as a patient advocate.
• Collaborate with the patient, family and health care team in evaluating the individual’s response to care.
• Assess nursing priorities for a small group of patients.
• Evaluate effectiveness of multidisciplinary conferences.
• Evaluate the care given to a small group of patients.
2. Collaborate with other health team members within the health care setting
to meet individual needs along the health-illness continuum.
• Plan and implement nursing care for a small group of patients.
• Work within the available human, material, and monetary resources to meet patients’ needs.
• Follow agency policies & procedures in providing care.
• Assist with health promotion.
• Delegate responsibilities to appropriate health care team members.
• Lead or participate in a patient care conference.
• Evaluate performance of other health care team members as related to delegated actions.
• Collaborate with other health care providers and with community agencies to meet patient and related family needs.
• Evaluate appropriateness of team member assignments.
• Assess agency policies and procedures as they affect oneself, members of the health care team, and the consumer.
• Participate in quality improvement and other evaluative activities.
• Work within the availability of human, material and monitory resources to meet patients’ needs.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of patient and/or multidisciplinary conferences.
3. Utilize communication skills to maintain effect and/or therapeutic
relationships with individuals, families and members of the health team.
• Assess the effect of communication on the interpersonal process.
• Respond to situational cues using therapeutic techniques.
• Use nursing procedures as opportunities for interaction with patients and families. 
• Evaluate effectiveness of own communication with patients and families.
• Collaborate with other health care providers.
• Clarify interactions with patients and colleagues.
• Assist in transcribing physician orders.
4. Practice within the profession’s ethical and legal framework pertinent to
the role of the nurse.
• Follow agency policies and procedures in providing care.
• Assist in transcribing physician orders.
• Practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing.
• Provide care that is consistent with the laws governing the practice
of nursing and societal standards.
• Serve as a patient advocate.
• Consult with more experienced nurses or other appropriate health care professionals when patients’ problems are not within the scope of practice.
• Respect individual worth, uniqueness, and differences in values.
• Value cultural identity of self and others.
5. Utilize computers and other technical equipment for both personal and
nursing/professional activities.
• Participate in computer data entry/retrieval activities.
• Utilize technical skills as described in Clinical Practicum 5.
6. Demonstrate personal responsibility and accountability in the practice of
nursing.
• Assess own role as a member of the profession of nursing
according to state Nurse Practice Act, including legal and ethical
scope of practice.
• Assess own need for ongoing professional development.
• Assess own role in determining the scope, direction, and future of
professional nursing practice.
• Evaluate own progress toward professional development.
• Assume responsibility for self-development.
• Develop plan for ongoing professional development.
• Accept own potential and limitations.
• Demonstrate commitment to quality in own nursing practice.
• Accept responsibility for own actions.
• Evaluate own performance.
• Establish mutual expectations with patients and staff and fulfil lcommitments.
• Assume responsibility for self-development. 



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