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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR110 - Nursing 1
Credits: 7

Catalog Description: Introduces the students to concepts related to health and illness, hierarchy of human needs, adaptive response, and the nursing process. Provides students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills necessary to provide caring interventions to hospitalized individuals representative of diverse cultural groups. Basic competencies/principles of professionalism, communication, assessment, teaching/learning and clinical decision making are introduced. Includes dosage calculation skills. Provides supervised learning experiences and simulations in college nursing laboratories and regional clinical agencies. 4 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 105 or BIO 152 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: PHM 122 and NUR CL1.

Lecture: 4 hrs.
Lab: 9 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon completion of the first semester of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the student will:

1.Identify the standards of professional practice and the nurse's role in accountability for his/her own actions. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
2.Utilize therapeutic communication techniques when interacting with patients. (Competency: Communication)
3.Explain the components of a basic assessment including developmental, physical, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and functional status. (Competency: Assessment)
4.Identify appropriate resources to assist in clinical decision making skills for an assigned patient. (Competency: Clinical decision making)
5.Identify caring interventions that are based on knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, nursing theory, and nursing research. (Competency: Caring interventions)
6.List the teaching needs of an assigned patient that promote and facilitate learning. (Competency: Teaching/Learning)*
7.Explain the role of the nurse in collaborating with patients, peers, and other members of the healthcare team. (Competency: Collaboration)
8.Perform basic skills for an assigned patient in an efficient, effective manner. (Competency: Managing care)

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.




Content Outline:
I. BASIC CONCEPTS

A. INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
B. HEALTH AND ILLNESS
C. CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE
D. INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCED BASED PRACTICE
E. DISASTER PLANNING: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
F. INFECTION CONTROL: MEDICAL ASEPSIS
G. PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORS: DOCUMENTATION
H. LEGAL / ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING
I. THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION

II. THE NURSING PROCESS

III. CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH A VARIETY OF NURSING NEEDS

A. OXYGENATION/CIRCULATION
B. OXYGENATION /RESPIRATION
C. NEUROSENSORY
D. ACTIVITY: EXERCISE
E. ACTIVITY: REST AND SLEEP
F. NUTRITION
G. ELIMINATION
H. FOODS/FLUIDS: ELECTROLYTES
I. EGO INTEGRITY: GRIEF
J. COMFORT: PAIN
K. SAFETY: SKIN INTEGRITY

IV. THE CARE OF THE SURGICAL PATIENT

A. PREOPERATIVE
B. INTRAOPERATIVE
C. POSTOPERATIVE

V. BASIC SKILLS

A. MEDICAL AND SURGICAL ASEPSIS
B. LIFTING AND MOVING
C. VITAL SIGNS AND ASSESSMENTS
D. WOUND CARE/ DRESSING CHANGES
E. CATHETERIZATION
F. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
G. HYGIENE
H. ENTERAL TUBES
I. HEAT AND COLD THERAPY
J. ISOLATION AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
K. FIRE SAFETY AND HIPAA




Effective Term: Fall 2012