Nursing Science 2011
Click on the subdomain titles to examine the range of skills and concepts a student can expect to demonstrate for assessment of this Domain:
- Advanced Pathophysiology
- Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
- Nursing Informatics 2010
- Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership, Nursing
- Professional Roles and Values
- The candidate demonstrates the ability to assess homeostasis in multi-system failure and demonstrates the ability to manage pain in multi-system failure.
- The candidate identifies safety issues associated with the older adult's living environment; facilitates communication with and assesses the care capacity of the older adult's family; and determines appropriate discharge placement for the older adult after illness or surgery.
- The candidate demonstrates application and integration of the relationship of genetics and genomics to health, prevention, screening, diagnostics, and selection of treatment; analyzes personal, health, developmental, and physical histories that consider genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risks.
- The candidate recognizes issues that affect the rights of clients relative to genetic and genomic related decision making; provides clients appropriate information or resources relative to genetic- and genomic-related decision making; recognizes his or her own attitudes and values related to genetics and genomics.
Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
- The graduate recognizes basic scientific research concepts and techniques, recognizes the ethics of nursing research, recognizes researchable questions, uses evaluative skills to critique current nursing research, and identifies statistical types.
- The graduate applies concepts of nursing research to clinical practice situations; conducts reviews of the literature in relation to therapeutic approaches; and recognizes the importance of theoretical models in nursing practice or research.
- The graduate recognizes the significance of applying research in evidence-based practice, recognizes sources of evidence, and applies ethical principles to evidence-based practice research.
- The graduate recognizes barriers to evidence-based practice, and applies an evidence-based framework to promote safe and reliable healthcare.
Nursing Informatics 2010
- The graduate describes how information and healthcare technologies can be used to enhance nursing care, accesses information through technology sources for decision making, recognizes caring, ethical, and privacy issues surrounding client information, describes how technology can be used in clinical decision making and planning, and defines and recognizes the role of bioinformatics.
- The graduate recognizes the importance of nurse involvement in planning, design, selection, and implementation of information systems in a nursing practice environment; discusses the roles, benefits, and costs of new technologies; and recognizes effective security and confidentiality for protection of patient records.
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership, Nursing
- The graduate applies principles of leadership to promote high-quality healthcare in a variety of settings through the application of sound leadership principles.
- The graduate applies theoretical principles necessary for effective participation in an interdisciplinary team.
- The graduate applies quality improvement processes intended to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes, contributing to and supporting a culture of safety.
- The graduate analyzes financial implications related to healthcare delivery, reimbursement, access, and national initiatives.
Professional Roles and Values
- The graduate analyzes and demonstrates how codes of ethics affect practice, discusses specific issues in safety for quality care, recognizes the importance and role of confidentiality for security of information and professionalism, and determines the appropriate standards under which nurses work and how these standards guide nursing practice.
- The graduate identifies the federal and state regulations under which nursing is practiced, recognizes how these regulations affect the practice of nursing in a specific care setting, describes unprofessional conduct rules, and determines the importance of maintaining competence through recurring measurement and validation of nursing expertise.
- The graduate recognizes the role of a nurse in working with a diverse workforce, applies principles of delegation, utilizes staffing principles in negotiating staffing needs, recognizes and determines when and how to delegate, and explains the nurse's responsibility in developing delegation skills.
- The graduate investigates the nurse's unique role in interprofessional care, patient care quality and safety, providing cost effective healthcare, and in the provision of care to diverse patients/populations; recognizes the difference between research and quality improvement; recognizes how informatics affects patient care quality; and analyzes the various roles of nurses.