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NRSG 100 - Fundamentals of Nursing

PREREQUISITES: Admission to a Nursing Program
COREQUISITES: APHY 102 - Anatomy and Physiology II , NRSG 115 - Nursing Lab  
PROGRAM: Nursing

Examines the roles of the licensed practical nurse and the registered nurse as members of the inter/intraprofessional team in today’s health care systems. Provides an overview of essential components of the nursing process. Explores the nurse’s role in providing for basic physiological, psychosocial, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual needs of patients. Introduces fundamental principles of therapeutic communication and teaching/learning.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Describe the scope of practice, roles, and level of individual accountability and responsibility of the nurse as a member of the inter/intraprofessional healthcare team. (SLO 1, 7)
  2. Identify historical and current milestones that influence today’s health care systems.
  3. Describe professional, legal and ethical guidelines, to provide collaborative, safe, and culturally competent, and holistic patient-centered care. (SLO 1)
  4. Explain essential components of the nursing process within the context of the wellness-illness continuum across the lifespan.
  5. Describe nursing interventions and utilization of evidence-based practice to promote safe, effective, culturally, competent, and holistic patient care. (SLO 4)
  6. Identify therapeutic communication practices that foster effective collaboration with patients, families and inter/intraprofessional health care teams for planning and delivery of quality patient care. (SLO 5)
  7. Describe fundamental principles of nursing documentation and use of technology including the electronic health record. (SLO 3)
  8. Demonstrate fundamental principles of drug dosage calculation.
  9. Identify basic nutritional concepts.
  10. Describe concepts utilized to promote a culture of caring and advocacy, demonstrate respect for individual patient preferences, respect for individual values and needs. (SLO 6)
  11. Identify and describe basic physiological, psychosocial, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual components of patient needs to improve quality and safety of patient care in a variety of health care settings. (SLO 2)

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • History of nursing
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Cultural diversity
  • Scope of practice, roles, and level of accountability of the nurse
  • Advocacy
  • Professionalism
  • Ethical and legal principles
  • Inflammation and Infection Control
  • Standard precautions
  • Hand washing
  • Asepsis
  • Mobility
  • Safety
  • QSEN
  • Tissue Integrity
  • Hygiene
  • Oxygenation
  • Vital signs
  • Nursing process
  • Nutrition and Fluid Balance
  • Comfort/pain
  • Sensory Perception
  • Psychosocial
  • Death and dying
  • Elimination
  • Documentation/Electronic health record
  • Dosage calculations
  • Inter/intraprofessional healthcare teams

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)