ERIC Number: ED236401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Competency Based Refresher Nurse Curriculum.
Lombardo, Mary C.
This competency-based course is designed to update the skills and knowledge of inactive nurses desiring to return to active practice. Focus of the course is on organizing and managing patient care using the nursing process; performing nursing procedures, including medication administration; and reintegrating oneself into the professional responsibilities of nursing. The course includes classroom instruction, independent study, non-hospital laboratory experience, and in-hospital patient care. All experiences are expected to be conducted under the direction of nursing instructors. The course includes a competency profile for refresher nursing and a set of student competency sheets for all units of instruction. The course is organized into three units. The first unit on organizing and managing patient care contains three modules that cover the nursing process, management of patient care, and documentation. Unit 2, on nursing care and patient interaction, contains five modules that cover communication skills; pharmacology; intravenous therapy; asepsis and infection control; and medical-surgical problems, procedures, and treatments. The final unit, on professional responsibilities, covers trends in nursing and legal aspects of nursing, in two modules. Each module contains an overview, a student competency sheet, performance objectives, learning activities, an evaluation, enrichment activities, student worksheets, and a teacher's guide with answers to student worksheets. The questionnaire on nursing skills that was used to develop the course is included in an appendix. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.