Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:
Chapter 1 The Nursing Profession
the American Nurse's Association's (ANA) definition of nursing to NANDA's
definition of nursing.
Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of actual and potential responses
to health problems/situations.
- ANA: Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
the characteristics that make nursing a profession.
the major historical factors affecting
the development of contemporary nursing.
the educational pathways into professional nursing practice (registered
the roles and functions of professional organizations: ANA, TNA, NSNA, NOADN, TOADN, ICN, and NLN.
the various roles of the professional nurse:
elements of the ANA standards of care and standards of professional
practice (see appendix in Harkreader).
Chapter 4 The Health Care Delivery System
among the four types of health care services: (chapter 4)
promotion & illness prevention
the roles and functions of the
health care team.
the different types of health care settings:
is the focus for registered nurses? How is that different from the
practice of medicine?
is the difference between technologist and technician?
is the difference between nurse practitioner and physician's assistant?
is the difference in a social worker and nurses? What roles overlap?
current influences on the health care delivery system:
(out of hospital)
- for profit
- not for profit
- non profit
the issues and opportunities in health care delivery.
Medicare, Medicaid, DRG, PPS, capitation.
factors that influence the patient's entry into and use of the health
care delivery system.
- health care for all
- care of the elderly
Chapter 14 Managing Client Care
- Identify the significance of a philosophy or mission statement in
the function of a health care organization such as a hospital.
- Differentiate between a policy, procedure, and protocol.
- Identify the importance of The Joint Comission (TJC-- formerly JCAHO) to a health care organization.
- Discuss methods of managing quality of care in a health care organization.
the pros and cons of various patterns of work: primary nursing, functional nursing, and
team nursing as a method of organizing the work on a nursing unit.
the purpose and elements of a change-of-shift report.
- Identify strategies for organizing your day for an 8 hour hospital
- Describe the steps in effective delegation.
- Discuss Risk Management
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: Chapter 1, 4,
14 (as needed to meet objectives)
- Harkreader, Third Edition: Chapter 1, 4,
14 (as needed to meet objectives)
is Managed Care?"
of Managing Care on a Nursing Unit
Resources (not required):
to see some fun pictures? Take a peek at nurses of the past at
the University of Pennsylvania nursing history photo
"Nursing Leaders" matching exercise on Blackboard and review the
major historical factors .
the missions of the following professional nursing organizations:
is the relationship of TNA to ANA?
one is the political voice of nurses in the United States?
one regulates nursing education and practice?
module objectives and check for knowledge gaps.
the module quizzes. Nursing Leaders and Nursing History