NURS 5135: Critical Thinking and Decision Making I

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course will build on the nurses' existing nursing practice knowledge and clinical competency through utilizing the Langara Decision Making Framework (DMF) to critically analyze client and contextual data and apply clinical decision making skills to case studies. Health conditions involving the respiratory, cardiovascular, immune and endocrine systems are included as well as fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalance disorders. Students will have opportunities to integrate and apply their knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, health assessment, pharmacology, diagnostic procedures, health teaching, nursing interventions and nursing care evaluation. Nursing exam type questions are included.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management or the Post-Degree Diploma in Nursing Practice in Canada.

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