Nursing Concepts – module 2 – Exam 1 (midterm)

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Competency Outcomes
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the results or end products of planned study and experience that are focused on specific abilities required for practice
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Contemporary Issues
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the problems, changes and concerns that are current for the present time
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Core Competencies
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the essential cluster of abilities and skills required for competent nursing practice
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Educational Mobility
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the progressive movement from one type or level of education to another, often based on flexible, self-directed or advanced placement options – examples are progression from diploma preparation to an academic degree (RN to BSN or MSN; BSN to doctoral degree or non-nursing to BSN, MSN, etc.)
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Education Trends
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shifts in conditions and concerns that emerge from and influence various aspects of society; broad changes in the US and the world that influence the education and practice of nurses and other providers
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Performance Examinations
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standardized evaluation based on objective demonstration of specific required competencies; used in conjunction with written tests of knowledge about those abilities – they may require performance in actual or simulated situations, related to physical psychomotor skills or the observable evidence of other skills such as critical thinking, communication, teaching, planning, writing or analysis and integration of data
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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(AACN) – responsible for providing the ‘essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice’ document serves as an advocation agency
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AACN Essential I
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Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
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AACN Essential II
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Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
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AACN Essential III
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Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
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AACN Essential IV
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Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
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AACN Essential V
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Health Care Policy, Finance and Regulatory Environments
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AACN Essential VI
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Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
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AACN Essential VII
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Clinical Prevention and Population Health
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AACN Essential VIII
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Professionalism and Professional Values
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AACN Essential IX
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Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
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A – AACN
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A potential nursing student is visiting the website of some nursing programs and notes that the school states, “The curriculum is built on the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education to ensure that this nursing program meets the standards set for educating nurses at the baccalaureate level.” Which organization oversees professional nursing programs and establishes these essentials? A) American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) B) American Nurses Association (ANA) C) National League for Nurses (NLN) D) International Council of Nurses (ICN)
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B – those skills necessary for safe competent nursing practice
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A nursing student scores 95% on the written examination for the adult health course. To be successful in this course, this same student must then perform an indwelling catheter insertion and wound care in a simulated environment meeting core competencies. The student asks, “What are core competencies?” The nursing instructor replies, “Core competencies are: A) a trend used in nursing education to reduce attrition in pre-licensure students. B) those skills necessary for safe competent nursing practice. C) education opportunities that provide remediation when a student is unable to perform psychomotor skills correctly. D) critical thinking exercises aimed to improve reading and math skills.
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B – an epidemic of obesity in children and adults
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The practice of nurses, nursing students, and faculty is affected by demographic changes due to: A) The growing percentage of adults 45 to 55 years. B) An epidemic of obesity in children and adults. C) Increasing numbers of nuclear families. D) Social programs that are decreasing individuals living in poverty.
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D – diploma
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The oldest, most traditional nursing program that prepares a candidate for RN licensure is the hospital-based _____ program. A) associates B) doctorate C) masters D) diploma
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A – competency outcomes
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The new trend in nursing education that is consistent with real-world practice is focused on: A) Competency outcomes B) Learner objectives C) Patient goals D) Subjective appraisals
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C – incivility or disregard of others’ rights in schools and in the work place
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One of the major trends that currently influences nursing education and practice is: A) Increased technology in the field of critical care. B) A narrower scope of practice for nurses. C) Incivility or disregard of others’ rights in schools and in the work place. D) A decrease in ethnic diversity due to programs allowing international students to study online from their own countries.
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Licensed Nurse
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nurse title can be practical or vocational
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Disaster Preparedness
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this alert response and practice increased after 9/11
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ADN
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this degreed professional nurse is prepared in community college
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Yale
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first school to award BSN
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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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group that accredits master’s programs, CCNE
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National League for Nursing
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group that accredits associate degree programs – NLN
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Doctor of Nursing Practice
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clinically focused doctorate – DNP
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Clinical Nurse Leader
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this position is prepared as a master’s generalist
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PhD
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researched focus degree

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