This course will cover the following areas:
• Vital signs in routine check-ups and emergency visits; why checking vitals are important.
• Differences in vital signs throughout the lifespan, infancy through adulthood; why there are differences.
• Procedures for drawing blood in adults and infants.
• Ethical and legal issues that pertain to the field of nursing
This is an observation assessment. For the last week of class students will be assigned a medical facility, at which they will be required to perform the skills which they have studied in this class. A head nurse, the floors resident RN, will observe the student for the two hours that the students will be on the floor for the two days, of student’s choice. The head nurse will observe students’ abilities to meet the following criteria:
• Appearance – As a nursing student you should always dress appropriately.
• Knowledge of laws pertaining to nursing – Demonstrate your knowledge of the laws that affect nursing.
• Applied knowledge – Demonstrate your knowledge of the materials presented in class by using correct terminology and references.
• Collaboration – Demonstrate your ability to work in the nursing field by showing your willingness to get along with others or to ask questions when you are unsure of something.
• Safety – Safety should always be at the front of your mind in the field of nursing to protect yourself and others and should be demonstrated by following the correct procedures and informing others of these procedures.
AET 535 - Performance Assessment
Levels/Criteria novice apprentice proficient excellent Score/Level
Appearance Showed no interest in looking professional. Attempted to look professional. Took efforts to mostly look professional Took efforts to always look professional.
Laws of Nursing Displayed no knowledge or interest in learning the laws of nursing. Displayed an interest in learning the laws that govern nursing....