Differentiated Essential Competencies

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Baccalaureate Nursing: Learned Competencies
Completing advanced education programs requires the nurse to perform at a different level of competency than the prior level of education. Discussion of the second scope of the Differentiated Essential Competencies (DECs), provider of patient-centered care, will cover the general differences between the Associate Degree (ADN) and the Baccalaureate Degree (BSN) (Texas Board of Nursing, 2011). Secondly, seven student learning outcomes will be addressed along with brief examples of how each outcome was achieved.
Provider of Patient Centered Care
Under the second scope of the Differentiated Essential Competencies (DECs), there are eight competencies that will be covered. The first competency difference
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This outcome was obtained through the Management and Leadership 4374 Leadership Self-Assessment Paper assists the student in identifying their strengths and weaknesses, including opportunities for improvement, giving the student the insight needed to be an effective member of interdisciplinary teams. During the Community Health Nurse Practice in the Health of a Population assignment in the Population-Focused Community Health 4376, effective member collaboration was used to determine the highest priority for the community in discussion. The third outcome was also met in the Risk Analysis and Implication for Practice 4377 during the Clinical Experience (Interview) assignment, collaboration with a pharmacist, continuous and safe patient care are …show more content…
Upon completion of the Introduction to Evidence 4373, students had the learned knowledge needed to integrate current research into assignments providing quality patient care. An example of this learned outcome was demonstrated in the Risk Analysis and Implication for Practice 4377 Adverse Drug Event (ADE) assignment using current research to show that insulin medication error is the leading cause of hypoglycemia. However, the nurse must keep the patient’s values in consideration which was addressed in the Mock In-service video assignment for the Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 4383 on informed consent, which was based on research regarding informed consent and the patient’s

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