|The student will be able to:
Conduct a holistic health assessment of individuals, infants and families.
Collect, analyse and interpret data against a body of scientific knowledge.
Formulate a nursing diagnosis.
Identify risk factors and areas for improvement of health care.
Identify health needs, priorities and set objectives for a plan of care and health services.
Outline and document the plan, including short and long term goals utilising time frames.
Create a therapeutic environment to meet the needs of the individual, family, group and community.
Implement planned interventions with active involvement of individuals, families and members of the health team.
Implement a discharge plan in collaboration with individuals family members and the health care team.
Adequately monitor progress of clients and the outcome of interventions and in collaboration with the registered nurse change the plan of nursing care where necessary.
Demonstrate knowledge, skill and understanding of the physical and psycho-responses, as well as the immediate needs of the individuals, families and communities facing emergencies and disaster.
Participate with communities and other stakeholders in the management of emergency situations.
Apply knowledge of the cost of human and material resources.
Identify and promote cost containing measures without compromising on the quality of care.
Demonstrate effective leadership skills and functions as a team member.
Demonstrate knowledge of the role and function of other stakeholders in health care.
Demonstrate the ability to work well in team.
Develop inter-professional relationships with the aim to promote Primary Health Care.
Apply the scientific process of nursing and Primary Health Care principles to the nursing care of individuals, families and communities.
Demonstrate ethical behaviour in own practice.
Respond creatively to the health care needs of society.
Respond with sensitivity to cultural needs, value and beliefs of clients.
Render nursing and health care within all the relevant legal parameters.
Utilise available policies and protocols to render quality Nursing care.
Take responsibility to ensure continuous professional and personal development.
Identify learning needs of self for enhancing knowledge and skills and improving practice.
Explore and use opportunities for professional development.
Participate in self-directed learning activities aimed at improving knowledge and skills.
Assume responsibility for life-long learning.
Advocate for the rights of patients as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa and Patient's Charter to advocate for improvement of health care.
Uphold the Batho Pele principles in dealing with clients and the public.
Demonstrate the application of the advocacy process in dealing with individuals, families and the public.
Identify and utilise relevant resources to ensure quality health care.
Discuss issues in relation to safety and human rights in the workplace.
Participate in promotion and protection of human rights of clients, nurses and the public in health care settings.
Demonstrate sound knowledge of disciplinary procedures, grievance handling procedure and codes of conduct, relevant to the maintenance of good labour relations.
Formative assessment which is integrated and conducted on a continuous basis.