Central Texas College Distance Education

Concepts of Clinical Decision-Making

Integration of previous knowledge and skills into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Emphasis on clinical decision-making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, reproductive and sexual disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, eye-ear-nose-throat disorders and integumentary. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. The concepts of communication, caring, community, and critical thinking are used throughout the course.

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of PSYC-2301, RNSG-1251, RNSG-1331, RNSG-2213, RNSG-1363 or RNSG-1162 and RNSG-1327, or RNSG-1417 and RNSG-2360, BIOL-2421.

Prior or concurrent is acceptable: Take PSYC-2314