Please explain what each of the following courses mean to me within my nursing career and how I was able to apply the various BSN essentials through the completion of various course assignments and clinical practice experiences. I have attached the BSN essentials as well as a course description for each course. The paper needs to be 1 page in length, reflecting on each class. The description of each class is listed below along with an explanation of each BSN essential. Utilize as many BSN essential as possible for each course reflection.
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Care Management II
Nursing care management of diverse adult and elderly acute care populations experiencing physiologic and psychological illnesses. Proficiency is acquired in the classroom and in clinical experiences across conditions that have a significant effect on quality of life, are highly preventable, and/or economically inefficient. Emphasis is placed on interprofessional collaboration and advocacy to achieve optimal outcomes.
Ethical and Legal issues in health care
The course introduces contemporary bioethical and legal issues confronting healthcare providers in a variety of settings. Topics focus on identification of legal and ethical principles underlying the decision-making process in nursing and healthcare.
Information Technology for Nursing
Information management and patient care technology skills, including analysis of various applications of information systems within the context of the healthcare system. Elements covered include theoretical models; data acquisition and data representation; nursing vocabularies and nursing knowledge representation; managing organizational change; ethical and social issues in healthcare and consumer information technology.
Pre-licensure BSN course. Essential concepts and principles of pharmacology as applied to baccalaureate level nursing practice. Imparts knowledge and skills required for safe, effective administration of therapeutic drugs (including herbal and complementary medications). The course covers critical skills related to dosage calculation and medication administration that. must be performed without error to achieve a passing grade for the course.
The BSN Essentials
Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
A solid base in liberal education provides the cornerstone for the practice and
education of nurses.
Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and
Knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety are
necessary to provide high quality health care.
Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice
Professional nursing practice is grounded in the translation of current evidence
into one’s practice.
Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
Knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology are
critical in the delivery of quality patient care.
Essential V: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
Healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly and indirectly
influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are
important considerations in professional nursing practice.
Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
Communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals are critical to
delivering high quality and safe patient care.
Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health
Health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level are necessary to improve population health and are important components of baccalaureate generalist nursing practice.
Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values
Professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice are fundamental to the discipline of nursing.
Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
The baccalaureate graduate nurse is prepared to practice with patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. The baccalaureate graduate understands and respects the variations of care, the increased complexity, and the increased use of healthcare resources inherent in caring for patients.