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Nursing Learning Outcomes

collect and utilize data from the patient and available resources using categories of human functioning assessment

format to identify basic health care needs

recognize and respect the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic diversity of patients and their families

select nursing diagnoses based on analysis of the health pattern data

establish goals with the patient, their family and significant others, and members of the health care team consistent with the overall comprehensive plan of care

develop an individualized plan of care using established nursing diagnoses and protocols to promote, support, and restore health

implement a plan of care according to priority of needs

evaluate patient responses to nursing interventions and alter the plan of care as necessary to meet patient needs

utilize effective communications techniques to assist patients, families, and significant others in coping with and resolving problems

communicate verbally and in writing patient behaviors, responses to nursing interventions, and responses to medical regimen

develop and implement individualized teaching plans that include health counseling, discharge planning, and implementation of a therapeutic regimen specific to the patient’s level of development, knowledge, and learning needs

prioritize, plan, organize, and implement nursing care for a group of patients

collaborate with members of the health care team to provide patient care

recognize the need for referral and confer with members of the health care team to promote continuity of care

delegate aspects of nursing care to other health care workers

commensurate with their educational preparation and experience

seek assistance from other members of the health care team when the situation encountered is beyond the student nurse’s knowledge and experience

utilize current technology to increase efficiency of management of patient care and resources

practice in a cost-effective manner

maintain accountability for own patient care practice within the ethical and legal parameters of the nursing profession

use information from current literature and other resources to provide safe nursing care

use resources for continuous learning and self-development

participate as a member of the health care team to maintain and/or improve the quality of patient care

use constructive criticism and suggestions for improving nursing practice



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Marion, Oh. 43302


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