NURS1375 Fundamentals of Nursing

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundation for basic assessment and nursing skills. The student is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in the laboratory and clinical setting. An introduction to the nursing process provides the student with a framework for decision making, professional identity, and patient centered care. Evidence based practice, leadership skills, and informatics are introduced.




Acceptance into the nursing program

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify therapeutic communication skills while providing culturally sensitive client care
Identify steps of the nursing process while providing care
Collaborate with other health care providers to plan and organize safe, quality, client centered care
Demonstrate basic nursing skills using techniques and measures that ensure client safety
Describe the safety principles in relation to pharmacology
Demonstrate the elements of documentation
Identify evidence based sources that support client care
Utilize information technology for accurate documentation
Identify professional boundaries and behaviors related to established codes of ethics, nurse practice acts, and legal/ethical frameworks
Define the major classifications of medications as a framework for medication administration
Describe the health and wellness continuum and the impact that lifestyle and risk factors have on one’s health status
Identify strategies to improve personal performance

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details