NURS 5280: Critical Thinking and Decision Making III

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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 further build on the nurses' critical thinking (CT) and decision making (DM) skills introduced in Critical Thinking and Decision Making I and II. Students will utilize the Langara Decision Making Framework (DMF) to critically analyze client and contextual data and apply clinical decision making skills to complex case studies. 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 for client case scenarios with health conditions involving maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, palliative, and community nursing care. Nursing exam type questions are included.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post Degree Diploma in Nursing Practice in Canada.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in NURS 5100, 5120, 5125, 5145, AND 5150.

Working as a health care aide or in a health-related field (such as, but not limited to: companion for the elderly; group home aide). Students will provide the assistant chair, international with documentation to confirm details of their employment. Deadline for this documentation is set as one week prior to the opening of online registration for Term Three.

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