NUR 425 Decision-making in clinical applications
This course introduces the student to clinical decision-making in nursing. The nursing process is presented, with the focus on making nursing diagnoses and identifying outcome criteria. The social, legal, ethical and cultural context of decision making in nursing is explored. Research is introduced as a method of inquiry and as a foundation for evidence based clinical decisions. Clinical decision-making to promote patient adaptation is emphasized. Students have the opportunity to practice decision making skills in simulated and actual patient settings.