Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 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 client 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
15 weeks/3.5 class/8 clinical/2 lab hours.
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a safe client environment including infection control, restraints and medication administration.
  2. Perform client physical and health assessment, including vital signs. 
  3. Identify communication skills which facilitate the therapeutic relationship with the client. 
  4. Define the effects of the aging process on clients’ physiologic and psychosocial integrity. 
  5. Implement interventions to promote client health and comfort including oxygenation, nutrition, fluid and electrolytes, elimination, mobility, hydration, pain management, and rest and sleep. 
  6. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for a client with hypertension or diabetes. 
  7. Identify care of clients at the end of life or experiencing loss.
  8. Perform basic arithmetic functions used in nursing practice, such as dosage calculations and conversions. 

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