Jan 16, 2021  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 256 - Nursing Care of Adult II Practicum


Clinical application of the Nursing Care of the Adult II theory course includes simulation and a direct care component. In the Nursing Care of the Adult II Practicum, the student continues to develop and become proficient in the Core Competencies© related to the comprehensive care of adult clients, families, groups, and communities with complex acute or chronic/persistent health problems in the medical surgical setting.  Competencies related to leadership/management are the focus of the clinical experiences in transitional care and community settings. 

At the completion of the course, the student will:

  • Apply the multiple dimensions of patient-centered care to the comprehensive care of the patient with complex medical/surgical problems.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through system effectiveness and individual performance in a variety of complex healthcare settings. 
  • Use leadership skills to influence the behaviors of individuals and groups to achieve shared goals in a variety of settings. 
  • Analyze the best current evidence coupled with clinical competence to make practice decisions.
  • Use advanced technology in order to make decisions that optimize patient outcomes in the medical/surgical, community, and long-term care settings.
  • Interact effectively with patients, families, communities, and the health care team to enhance health outcomes.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of NUR 205, NUR 206, BIO 235 and MAT 177.
Corequisite(s): ENG 102, NUR 256, Humanities elective.
Note(s): NUR 255 must be taken concurrently with NUR 256.

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