Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 114 - Professionalism and Communication in Nursing

(TP/SS only)

Facilitates the student’s entry into the nursing program and the health care system. Emphasis is placed on concepts related to professional practice and the development of communication skills necessary for nursing practice. Legal and ethical issues related to health care are introduced. Therapeutic communication, documentation, and delegation are examined. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the nursing program or consent of program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): NURS 121 . COREQUISITE(S): NURS 113 . Three hours laboratory each week.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Define and examine professional standards in nursing.
  • Discuss legal and ethical considerations in nursing practice.
  • Distinguish between professional and non-professional behaviors.
  • Examine basic principles of evidence based practice.
  • Define and describe principles of growth and development when communicating with patients and families.
  • Summarize various teaching methodologies in diverse professional practice settings.
  • Describe concepts of cultural diversity and their influence on nursing care.
  • Discuss the concept of caring and advocacy when providing nursing care.
  • Identify various methods of communication utilized in professional practice.
  • Identify principles of delegation.
  • Summarize the various techniques of conflict resolution in the health care environment.
  • Examine the impact of technology and informatics on nursing practice.
  • Identify resources that assist the nurse in providing safe care.

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