Course Abstract Details

XNURS-103, Fundamentals of Nursing

Credits: 5

Course Description

NURS-103, Fundamentals of Nursing, introduces concepts of nursing. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of client care in lecture, in the campus laboratories, and in sub-acute and long term care facilities. Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program and NURS-102. 45 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory and 72 hours of clinical experience each semester. Five credits. Five billable hours. Offered Fall semester only. Additional $100 fee required. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate in the clinical setting and community, in individual and group conferences, in written communications, and on written examinations, a beginning knowledge of the concepts of professional nursing. The student will:

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model for adult clients in subacute and long term care facilities, with coaching. (TSLO RN1; TSLO PN1)

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the adult client experiencing common recurring stressors from the internal and external environment as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice, with coaching. (TSLO RN2; TSLO PN2; GE3)

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidenced-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist the adult client to attain, maintain and retain stability, with coaching. (TSLO RN3; TSLO PN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care. (TSLO RN4; TSLO PN4; GE3; GE5)

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the adult client system and members of the health care team during primary, secondary and tertiary preventions, with coaching. (TSLO RN5; TSLO PN5; GE1)

6. Provide client teaching to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense, with coaching. (TSLO RN6; TSLO PN6; GE5)

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for the adult client system that is retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO RN7; TSLO PN7; GE7)

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values in helping the adult client system deal with stressors affecting physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO RN8; TSLO PN8; GE6; GE7)

9. Demonstrate accountability for decision-making related to nursing by internalizing professional workforce behaviors. (TSLO RN9; TSLO PN9; GE7)

10. Identify levels of nursing education and nursing professional organizations. (TSLO RN10; TSLO PN10; GE7)

11. Identify interrelationships and patterns of delegation among members of the health care team. (TSLO RN11; TSLO PN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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