RNSG 1413: Foundations for Nursing Practice

Module 3: The Nursing Process

A. Module Objectives:

Utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process, the student is expected to:

  1. Explain the purpose of the assessment phase of the nursing process.
  2. Describe the components of the assessment phase of the nursing process.
  3. Discuss types of assessment, types of data, and sources of data.
  4. Recognize the key components of the ANA standards of practice for assessment.
  5. Select 5 skills used in active listening and processing information about the client.
  6. Describe the phases of the assessment interview.
  7. Review symptom analysis.
  8. Describe the elements of a health history.
  9. Discuss the advantages of using Functional Health Patterns over a review of physiologic systems as a means to identify nursing diagnoses. (Which of these is more like PERSON?)
  10. Explain how to organize assessment data according to the basic needs of man (PERSON).
  11. Explain the purpose of the diagnosis phase of the nursing process.
  12. Explain the difference between a nursing diagnosis and a medical diagnosis.
  13. Explain NANDA's definition of a nursing diagnosis.
  14. Explain the components of a correctly stated actual nursing diagnosis.
  15. Explain the components of a correctly stated risk for nursing diagnosis.
  16. Define the guidelines for writing a related to statement.
  17. Explain the purpose of the planning phase of the nursing process.
  18. Understand the relationship of a goal to the nursing diagnosis.
  19. Differentiate between a goal and an outcome.
  20. Describe the components of a correctly stated outcome.
  21. Select appropriate types of interventions: nurse initiated, physician initiated, direct care, indirect care.
  22. Define a nursing intervention according to NIC.
  23. Examine the activities included in the intervention phase of the nursing process.
  24. Discuss the factors involved in choosing nursing interventions.
  25. Explain the relationship between nursing interventions and scientific rationale.
  26. Find sources of scientific rationale.
  27. Explain the steps of the evaluation phase of the nursing process.
  28. Explain the purpose of evaluation.
  29. Explain the continuous, cyclic nature of the nursing process.

Learning Resources:

Review the module objectives.

Read: Harkreader, H. and Hogan, M.A., and Thobaben, M. (2007) 3rd Edition. Fundamentals of Nursing: Caring and Clinical Judgment, St. Louis: Saunders-Elsevier.

  • Harkreader Second Edition: Chapters 6, 9 (p. 181-183, 185-190), 10 (p. Planning: 193-199, Intervention: 200-202, Evaluation 206-215)
  • Harkreader, Third Edition: Chapter 6, 9, 10
  • Learning Guide

Harkreader, second edition,

Complete module exercises:

Post to discussion board. Use the Communication button > Group pages > discussion board).

Arrange the assessment data in PERSON format and post on the "Assessment" discussion board for one of the following case studies by the end of the week (Note: You only need to do 1 of the 5):

Write at least one nursing diagnosis for one of the case study clients and post it to the "Nursing Diagnosis" discussion board by the end of the week.

Write a nursing care plan for one of the case study clients and post it to the "Nursing Care Plan" discussion board as an attachment by the end of the week. You may evaluate your interventions in the evaluation column and your nursing diagnosis in the outcome attainment column with "made-up" information.

Review one PERSON, nursing diagnoses, and nursing care plan posted by your classmates. Post an evaluation of whether or not the criteria for the nursing process is met. Give 2-3 specific examples.

 

C. Learning Supplements

1. Notes on Nursing process

2. Complete the module quiz. http://acconline.austincc.edu/webapps/login

3. Blank NCP format in *.rtf or Blank form

4. NCP format with comments to help you understand the process