Courses Catalogue

Clinical Nursing Skills I

COURSE CODE: BNS 2204.
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 8
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline



Apply the Nursing process to care for patients with different health conditions. 

 Review the Components of the Nursing Process:                                                      50CH 

Assessment of clients/patients

  •  History taking
  •     Physical and health Assessment
  •   Review of lab. Results, x-ray and other documents

Nursing diagnoses and setting priorities

   Categorising data

  •      Identifying nursing problems
  •     Setting priorities for interventions
  • Plan of care and necessary resources
  •     independent nursing interventions-
  • collaborative interventions
  •    Referrals

Implementation with rationale

  •  Setting rationale
  •   Setting critical time frame

Evaluation of care and re-plan

  •       Monitor care goals
  •      Evaluate effectiveness
  •     Evaluate efficiency of care 
  •    Re-plan for continued care

        Rotations in General Nursing Wards/Units            

  •  Rotate in General Medical-surgical wards to give holistic nursing care       65CH
  • Attendance of ward rounds, participation in routine ward activities
  •  Report writing on the Clinical Nursing Experiences                                5CH
  • Reflective journals and incident reports

Mode of delivery 


  •      Review of  Components of the Nursing Process 
  •    Supervised  application of the nursing process by unit incharges
  •     Report & reflective journal writing