NSE 12A/B Chapter Notes -Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Primary Nursing, Hospital-Acquired Infection
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1. Discuss the course syllabus with a specific focus on content, accountability, attendance and
2. Discuss the use of Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing Degree Program:
Student Handbook 2012 – 2013.
3. Explore the College of Nurses (CNO) Standards of Practice and how they relate to your role as a
Professional Standards includes seven broad standard statements, a description of each statement and
indicators that illustrate how the standard may be demonstrated.
Accountability: Each nurse is accountable to the public and responsible for ensuring that her/his practice
and conduct meets legislative requirements and the standards of the profession.
Continuing Competence: Each nurse maintains and continually improves her/his competence by
participating in the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Quality Assurance (QA) Program.
Ethics: Each nurse understands, upholds and promotes the values and beliefs described in CNO’s Ethics
Knowledge: Each nurse possesses, through basic education and continuing learning, knowledge relevant
to her/his professional practice.
Knowledge Application: Each nurse continually improves the application of professional knowledge.
Leadership: Each nurse demonstrates her/his leadership by providing, facilitating and promoting the best
possible care/service to the public.
Relationships: Each nurse establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and
4. Discuss the CNO National Competencies in the context of entry-level Registered Nurse practice and
how they relate to you as a student nurse.
Professional Responsibility and Accountability:
Demonstrates professional conduct;
practises in accordance with legislation and the standards as determined by the
regulatory body and the practice setting; and demonstrates that the primary duty is
to the client to ensure consistently safe, competent, ethical nursing care.
Specialized Body of Knowledge:
Draws on nursing knowledge and ways of knowing, along
with knowledge from the sciences, humanities, research, ethics, spirituality,
relational practice and critical inquiry.
Competent Application of Knowledge:
Demonstrates competence in the provision of
nursing care. The competency statements in this section are grouped into four areas
and, while the presentation of these competency statements appears linear in nature,
the actuality of providing nursing care reflects a critical inquiry process and an
Demonstrates competence in professional judgments and practice
decisions by applying the principles implied in the code of ethics or ethical
framework for registered nurses and by utilizing knowledge from many sources. Engages
in critical inquiry to inform clinical decision‐making, which includes both a
systematic and analytic process along with a reflective and critical process.
Establishes therapeutic, caring, and culturally safe relationships with clients and
health care team members based on appropriate relational boundaries and respect.
Service to the Public:
Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of public
protection and the duty to practise nursing in collaboration with clients and other
members of the health care team to provide and improve health care services in the
best interests of the public.
1. Define self-concept and self-esteem.
Self-concept refers to an acquired set of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs that individuals
have about the nature and organization of their personality. Self-concepts help people experience
who they are and what they are capable of becoming physically, emotionally, intellectually,
socially, and spiritually in relationship or community with others.
(Arnold & Boggs, 2011, pg. 62-63)
Self-esteem refers to the affective or emotional aspects of self. Representing an emotional
appraisal of a person's worth or value, self-esteem is defined as the emotional value a person
places on his or her personal self-worth in relation to others and the environment. Self-esteem
affects a person's ability to weather stress without major changes in self-perception. Self-esteem
mirrors a person's inner sense of self and adds an additional filter to perceptual and cognitive
awareness of self. It also reflects cultural norms, genetic temperament, and supportive
relationships. A key characteristic is the respect people have for themselves and their opinion of
their conduct of life.
(Arnold & Boggs, 2011, pg. 74)
2. Illustrate how self-concept and self-esteem affect communication.
Self-concept: How a person interacts with others can be influenced by how they perceive the world
around them and by the aspects of life that are important to them. It also is affected by the identity that
they have acquired and by other beliefs that they have, i.e. spirituality.
Check Table 4-1 Arnold and Boggs, pg. 66-67
Self-esteem: People with a high self-esteem tend to be more outgoing therefore communicating with
others might be easier for them compared to people who have lower self-esteem. The ways they carry
themselves and their confidence in their abilities are also influenced by their self-esteem.
Check Table 4-2 Arnold and Boggs, pg. 76
3. Explore concepts related to the personal and professional self (i.e. self-awareness, self-reflection,
personal and professional values)
Self-awareness for nurses is just as critical as it is for clients.
•Open self (arena): what is known to self and others
•Blind self: what is known by others, but not by self
•Hidden self (façade): what is known by self, but not by others
•Unknown self: what is unknown to self and also unknown to others (Arnold & Boggs, pg. 64)
The mental process through which we consciously examine our actions and motives to determine their
Values clarification: process of appraising personal values process of personal reflection
Result is greater self-awareness and personal insight. (Potter & Perry, pg. 90)
Personal values: By understanding own personal values, we are able to understand our clients’ and
colleagues’ values. (Potter & Perry, pg. 90)
Professional values: When making a response to client, it should be brief and nonjudgemental. Respect
client’s self-direction and avoid inappropriately introducing personal values into the conversation.
(Potter & Perry, pg. 91)
Learned through nursing education
◦ Nursing lectures / labs
◦ Different clinical experiences
◦ Professional nursing practice
4. Describe the components and stressors of self-concept.
Components: Identity, Body- image, Role
Performance (Potter & Perry, pg. 400)
Stressor: Any real or perceived change that
threatens the components of self-concept. It
challenges a person’s adaptive capacities.
(Potter & Perry, pg. 402)
Week 1: discuss the course syllabus with a specific focus on content, accountability, attendance and evaluation process, discuss the use of ryerson, centennial, george brown collaborative nursing degree program: Student handbook 2012 2013: explore the college of nurses (cno) standards of practice and how they relate to your role as a student nurse. Professional standards includes seven broad standard statements, a description of each statement and indicators that illustrate how the standard may be demonstrated. Accountability: each nurse is accountable to the public and responsible for ensuring that her/his practice and conduct meets legislative requirements and the standards of the profession. Continuing competence: each nurse maintains and continually improves her/his competence by participating in the college of nurses of ontario"s quality assurance (qa) program. Ethics: each nurse understands, upholds and promotes the values and beliefs described in cno"s ethics practice standard. Knowledge: each nurse possesses, through basic education and continuing learning, knowledge relevant to her/his professional practice.