Courses Catalogue

Clinical Nursing Skills Ii (clinical Placement)

COURSE CODE: BNS 3205
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 Description


This Clinical Nursing Course II, focuses on application of the health assessment and the Nursing

Process concepts in mental health and Pediatric Nursing. Students will apply learnt concepts in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, mental health, child health and the Socio-psycology in developing and implementing patients’ care plans. 

Course Aim

The  course is intended to equip students with knowledge skills and attitudes to  providing a holistic approach to nursing care including spiritual health.

By the end of the nursing elective II experience, students should be able to:

1.      Assess mental clients or pediatric for health care needs

2.      Analyze the obtained data to outline nursing needs and diagnoses

3.      Make collaborative care plans for the required interventions

4.      Give care based on priority care needs

5.      Involve attendants/ mothers in planning for continuity of care

6.      Record accurate observations and make them available to other health care team members for appropriate action.

7.      Evaluate the outcome of the care given and re-plan

8.      Apply the Nursing process to care for clients/patients with specific /specialized nursing care needs in any of the selected areas