Associate Degree Nursing


 

2012 2nd Semester Students

  

Differentiated Essential Competencies (DEC)

 

I.

Member of the Profession:

 

A.

Function within the nurse’s legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the employing health care institution or practice setting.

 

B.

Assume responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care provided to patients and their families.

 

C.

Participate in activities that promote the development and practice of professional nursing.

 

D.

Demonstrate responsibility for continued competence in nursing practice, and develop insight through reflection, self-analysis, self-care and lifelong learning.

 

II.  

Provider of Patient-Centered Care:

 

A.

Use clinical reasoning and knowledge based on the diploma or associate degree nursing program of study and evidence-based practice outcomes as a basis for decision making in nursing practice.

 

B.

Determine the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families based upon interpretation of comprehensive health assessment findings compared with evidence-based health data derived from the diploma or associate degree nursing program of study.

 

C.

Analyze assessment data to identify problems, formulate goals/outcomes, and develop plans of care for patients and their families using information from evidence-based practice in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.

 

D.

Provide safe, compassionate, comprehensive nursing care to patients and their families through a broad array of health care services.

 

E.

Implement the plan of care for patients and their families within legal, ethical, and regulatory parameters and in consideration of disease prevention, wellness, and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

 

F.

Evaluate and report patient outcomes and responses to therapeutic interventions in comparison to benchmarks from evidence-based practice, and plan follow-up nursing care.

 

G.

Develop, implement, and evaluate teaching plans for patients and their families to address health promotion, maintenance and restoration. 

 

H.

Coordinate human, information, and material resources in providing care for patients and their families.  

 

III.  

Patient Safety Advocate

 

A.

Demonstrate knowledge of the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the Texas Board of Nursing Rules that emphasize safety, as well as all federal, state, and local government and accreditation organization safety requirements and standards.

 

B.

Implement measures to promote quality and a safe environment for patients, self, and others.

 

C.

Formulate goals and outcomes using evidence-based data to reduce patient risks.

 

D.

Obtain instruction, supervision, or training as needed when implementing nursing procedures or practices.

 

E.

Comply with mandatory reporting requirements of the Texas Nursing Practice Act.

 

F.

Accept and make assignments and delegate tasks that take into consideration patient safety and organizational policy. 

IV.  

Member of the Health Care Team:

 

A.  

Coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient-centered care.

 

B.

Serve as a health care advocate in monitoring and promoting quality and access to health care for patients and their families.

 

C.

Refer patients and their families to resources that facilitate continuity of care; health promotion, maintenance, and restoration; and ensure confidentiality.

 

D.

Communicate and collaborate in a timely manner with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote and maintain optimal health status of patients and their families.

 

E.

Communicate and manage information using technology to support decision making to improve patient care.

 

F.

Assign and/or delegate nursing care to other members of the health care team based upon an analysis of patient or unit need.

 

G.

Supervise nursing care provided by others for whom the nurse is responsible by using evidence-based nursing practice. 

 

 

S12 First Semester Group
Department of Health Sciences

 


 Nursing Pin

 

Associate Degree Nursing Program

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street

Gainesville , Texas   76240 - 4699

Telephone:   940/668-4264

email:   cwillis@nctc.edu


 

 

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