NUR 300 Course Syllabus Foundations of Nursing I Course Description: Foundations of

NUR 300 Course Syllabus

Foundations of Nursing I

Course Description: Foundations of Nursing provides’ an introduction to the applied science of nursing care. Content focuses on clinical judgment, nursing principles, nursing interventions, and providing culturally competent care. The biological, physical, social, spiritual and behavioral sciences form the foundations for acute care nursing interventions with the emphasis on safe and effective nursing practices. (9 quarter credit hours; 160 contact)

40 hours class/didactic (4 per week) – Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am

60 lab/simulation (6 per week) – Monday and Wednesday 12:00pm-3:00pm

60 clinical – Thursday – Time TBA

Course Objectives (CO’s): By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Identify aspects of critical thinking important to the communication process. (SLO 1,4,5)

Analyze the influence of age and culture on nursing care. (SLO 1,2,3,4)

Utilize patient care scenarios to apply the nursing process in developing a plan of care. (SLO 2,3,4)

Identify legal and ethical principles regarding delivery of nursing care. (SLO 2,4,5)

Explain knowledge of nursing principles that facilitate health and healing. (SLO 1,3,4)

Assess the roles of the professional nurse in health care settings. (SLO 1,2,4,5)

Assess evidence-based practices delivering holistic, patient-centered nursing care. (SLO 1,2,3,4,5)

Develop accurate, safe performance of basic nursing concepts and skills. (SLO 2,3,5)

Course Topics to be Covered:

The Nursing Process

Infection Control

Patient Safety/Mobility

Skin Integrity

Wound Healing

Communication

Patient Education

Documentation

Health Promotion

Nutrition

Bowel Elimination

Oxygenation

Legal and Ethical Issues

Cultural Competency

Sensory Perceptual Awareness

Pain Management

Skill Groups to be Covered

Handwashing and universal precautions

Bathing and hygiene

Occupied and unoccupied bedmaking

Positioning, ambulating, transferring

Vital signs, pulse oximetry, blood glucose monitoring

Enemas

Sterile technique, Sterile gloving

Basic wound care and dressing change

Week

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Learning Lab/Clinical Schedule

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2

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3

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4

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5

Monday

Wednesday

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6

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Wednesday

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7

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Wednesday

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8

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

9

Monday

Wednesday

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10

Monday

Wednesday

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11

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday