Nursing 122 provides the learner with an intensive clinical experience in the acute care setting. This practicum fosters the ability to unify and apply caring concepts central to safe nursing practice.
During this clinical experience, the learner is challenged to further develop critical thinking skills in the effective delivery of holistic client-centered care. The facilitator guides the learner in practicing the roles of teacher, critical thinker, communicator, caregiver, and professional. An emphasis is on the use of best practice evidence as essential constructs in the provision of nursing care to a culturally diverse client population.
Throughout this course, Jean Watson’s carative factors are explored as the learner develops a plan of care to assist clients in achieving health goals. Clinical preparation, guided by the educator, assists the learner to interfuse the interdisciplinary approach into the delivery of quality care, promoting positive client outcomes. Additional teaching strategies and learning activities enhance the learner’s creative inquiry and ability to correlate theory with clinical practice.