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Template for Evaluation of Curriculum through Application of National Guidelines

Course Name (copy and paste from course syllabus)

Adult Physical Health Nursing II
NUR 240
Suffolk County Community College

Course Description (copy and paste from course syllabus)

This course focuses on adult patients with acute and chronic illnesses and multiple healthcare issues. Students continue to build
on prior knowledge to determine the biophysical needs of diverse patient populations in order to provide safe, effective, and
competent nursing care. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, prioritization of care, RN professional role development,
utilization of teamwork strategies, use of evidence-based practice, application of scientific principles and theory, and integration
of health and maintenance behaviors into plans of care.

List of student outcomes (numbered)

Course Learning Objectives

1. Manage nursing care of individuals and groups of adult patients with consideration of cultural, spiritual ethnic, and social
determinants of health
2. Integrate evidence-based nursing care and engage patients and families in active partnerships that promote health, safety,
well-being and self-health management for acute and chronically ill adult patients.
3. Clearly communicate accurate and relevant health information effectively and therapeutically, to adult patients, their
families, and the health care team.
4. Model behaviors associated with professional nursing practice that exhibits responsibility and accountability consistent
with standards of practice for nursing care
5. Create evidence-based plan of care that reflects the biophysical needs of adult patients and families and promotes health
6. Evaluate information technology and integrate evidence-based sources to measure the effectiveness of care in the adult
patient with complex health needs.
Clinical Learning Outcomes
A. Incorporate relevant and accurate information while providing patient and family centered care. Manage nursing care for
individuals and groups of adult patients considering their inherent dignity, spirituality, uniqueness, and diverse
B. Integrate clinical reasoning while using the nursing process to make clinical decisions for clients experiencing potentially
health altering experiences/acute/chronic illnesses. Demonstrate all safety aspects regarding the medication
administration process, asper clinical faculty guidelines, with occasional cues from supervising faculty. Evaluate the
effectiveness of strategies to eliminate the risk of harm and promote a culture of safety.
C. Utilize teamwork, delegation and leadership strategies when interacting with the interprofessional team. Participate with
the interdisciplinary healthcare team and assume accountability for providing safe and effective care to the adult
D. Exemplify professional values that employ ethical, legal, and moral standards in caring for adult patients and their families
with acute and chronic medical and surgical disorders. Integrate standards of nursing practice with policies and producers
in the clinical setting. Develop personal strengths, identify weaknesses and areas for improvement in clinical setting.
Develop personal strengths, identify weaknesses and areas for improvement in clinical performance.
E. Apply critical thinking skills and clinical expertise to create evidence-based plan of care for acute/chronic patients. Analyze
and prioritize a plan of care utilizing the nursing process to improve health outcomes. Formulate and deliver a teaching
plan for patients and families that includes health promotion, disease prevention and self-health management strategies.
F. Synthesize information technologies and integrate current evidence-based best practice research in adult patient with
complex health needs. Integrate technology and information systems to support clinical reasoning and clinical judgement
to provide safe, effective and evidence-based best practice care.
Program Outcomes Student Learning QSEN Competencies
Outcome (list #)
Deliver patient and family-centered nursing care in a 1, A Patient centered care: Describe how diverse
culturally sensitive and holistic manner across the cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds function as
lifespan. sources of patient, family, and community values.
Integrates understanding of multiple dimensions of
patient centered care:
 Patient/family/community preferences and
 Coordination and integration of care
information, communication, and education
 Physical comfort and emotional support
 Involvement of family and friends
 Transition and continuity (, 2018)

Provide safe, effective and competent nursing care 2, B Evidence-Based Practice: Demonstrates knowledge
that promotes the health of patients and families. of basic scientific methods and processes.
Describe EBP to include components of research
evidence, clinical expertise, and patient family
Safety: Examine human factors and other basic
safety and design principles as well as commonly
unsafe practices (such as work-arounds, and
dangerous abbreviations) ((, 2018)
Participate as an effective member of the 3, C Teamwork and collaboration: Describe own
interprofessional team. strengths, limitations, and values in functioning as a
member of the team.
Describes scopes of practice and roles of health
care team members.

Patient centered care: Discuss principles of

effective communication. Describe basic principles
of consensus building and conflict resolution
(, 2018).
Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors 4, D Patient centered care: Explore ethical and legal
consistent with the standards of practice and implications of patient-centered care. Describe the
regulatory frameworks of the registered professional limits and boundaries of therapeutic patient-
nurse. centered care (, 2018).
Develop a plan of care that integrates health 5, E Patient centered care: Describe strategies to
promotion and maintenance needs. empower patients or families in all aspects of
Examine nursing roles in assuring coordination,
integration, and continuity of care.

Evidence-based practice: Explain the role of

evidence in determining best clinical practice.
Describe how the strength and relevance of
available evidence influences the choice of
interventions in provision of patient-centered care
(, 2018).

Utilize evidence-based information and technology in 6, F Informatics: Explain why information and
the clinical decision-making process. technology skills are essential for safe patient care.
Describe examples of how technology and
information management are related to the quality
and safety of patient care.
CCNE or ACEN standards met by the course (choose the standards for the accrediting body of the program)

Suffolk County Community College is accredited by the ACEN.

Standard 3: Students

 3.1 Policies for nursing students are congruent with those of the governing organization as well as the state when
applicable, and are publicly accessible, non-discriminatory, and consistently applied; differences are justified by the end-of-
program student learning outcomes and program outcomes.
 3.8 Orientation to technology is provided and technological support is available to students
 3.9 Information related to technology requirements and policies specific to distance education are accurate, clear,
consistent, and accessible (ACEN, 2018).
Standard 4: Curriculum
 4.1 Consistent with contemporary practice, the curriculum incorporates established professional nursing standards,
guidelines, and competencies and has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes.
 4.2 The end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction,
and direct learning activities.
 4.5 The curriculum includes cultural, ethnic, and socially diverse concepts and may also include experiences from regional,
national, or global perspectives.
 4.6 The curriculum and instructional processes reflect education theory, interprofessional and practice competencies, and
measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
 4.9 Student clinical experiences and practice learning environments are evidence-based; reflect contemporary practice and
nationally established patient health and safety goals; and support the achievement of end-of-program learning outcomes.
Standard 6: Outcomes
 The nursing program has a current systematic plan of evaluation and it contains:
a) Specific measurable expected levels of achievement for each end-of-program student learning outcome and each
program outcome (ACEN, 2018).
 6.1 The program demonstrates evidence of students achievement of each end-of-program student learning outcome.

ACEN. (2018). ACEN accreditation manual – 2017 standards and criteria. Retrieved from

acen-accreditation-manual/ (2018). QSEN competencies. Retrieved from