Feb 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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NUR-1020 Foundations of Nursing Practice

Credits 7
This course introduces students to concepts about the individual, environment, health, nursing, and the learning process. The acquired knowledge enables students to effectively meet patient needs across the lifespan. Introduction of nursing theory and practice that supports a safe, effective care environment, physiological and psychological integrity, as well as health promotion are emphasized. Guided practice in various health care settings is correlated with classroom and campus lab experiences.
Corequisite(s): BIO-2010 , PSY-2070 
15 weeks/3.5 class/8 clinical/2 lab hours.
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a safe patient environment infection control, restraints and medication administration.
  2. Perform patient assessment, including vital signs.
  3. Identify communication skills which facilitate the therapeutic relationship with the patient.
  4. Define the effects of the aging process on patients’ physiologic and psychosocial integrity.
  5. Implement interventions to promote patient health and comfort including oxygenation, nutrition, mobility, hydration, pain management, and rest and sleep.
  6. Identify management of patients at the end of life.
  7. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for a patient with hypertension or diabetes.
  8. Perform basic arithmetic functions for dosage calculations with oral, parenteral, and IV medications, temperature conversions, metric conversions, and intake and output.

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