My school uses concept based nursing. Does NURSING.com work for concept based programs?
We've incorporated concepts online because we truly believe it gives you a better big-picture understanding of the patient’s needs. While other methods leave you with 8-10 “priorities”, which can be confusing, concepts allow you to drill down to the top 2 or 3 true priorities.
They also allow you to make connections between different body systems as well as between disease processes and other topics like lab values or medications! Our goal is to help you from becoming so overwhelmed with content that you miss these important connections and patterns.
How to Use with NURSING.com: Concept-Based vs Non-Concept Based
Concept Based: Use Study Plans!
Select the concept you’re focusing on, and the system will pull up related concepts from across the entire site.
For example, instead of searching for "Cardiac," select the Perfusion concept.
While you may get a wider variety of topics (it’s not to overwhelm you), but to give you options and to make sure nothing gets missed.
An example of this could be that a stroke can be included in the concept of Perfusion, but it isn’t cardiac related. So, if you just searched “Cardiac”, you’d miss it!
So, just scroll through the search results and choose the specific topics that you need for your personalized study plan. Then, get to studying!
Non-Concept Based: If your program is not concept based and you’re not sure what the heck we’re talking about, that’s okay! 🤗
When you’re creating your Study Plan to help you get organized, just type into the Search field the topic you’re looking for or use your best judgment to choose a concept that you think best applies.