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NURS 101 - Foundations of Nursing

(4 Lecture, 1 Learning Lab Lecture, 2 Learning Lab, 3 Demo Skills Lab, 10 Clinical Lab) 9 Credits

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 125 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II  , 2.75 Cumulative GPA, MATH 020 Elementary Algebra  .
Corequisite(s): Pharmacology Clinical Calculations Placement Test or NURS 016 - Pharmacology Clinical Calculations , ENGL 111 - English Composition I , FITN 115 - Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness , NURS S01, NURS L01, NURS C01 and NURS T01.
This first clinical nursing course focuses on providing safe basic nursing care utilizing techniques based on scientific rationales. Concepts related to wellness states, growth and development in the adult client, principles of communication, cultural diversity, legal and ethical standards of health care, nutrition for health maintenance, safe and comfortable environment, pharmacotherapeutics, the nursing process and fluid and electrolytes are introduced. The student is guided in developing clinical reasoning skills for problem solving to be used in the classroom, college lab and clinical lab settings. The student will begin to explore wellness states associated with various developmental levels, and alterations in wellness states associated with surgical clients, clients with fluid and electrolyte imbalances and clients with cancer. The college laboratory, the clinical laboratory and community experiences provide settings for the student to develop basic care skills. This course acquaints the student with the role of the nurse as a provider of care, a manager of care and as a member of the profession of nursing. This is accomplished through competencies reflective of holistic human needs within a practice philosophy which incorporates clinical reasoning, collaboration, therapeutic interventions, growth and development, teaching and learning principles, clinical practice standards, community based care, health care systems, current trends, communication, ethical behaviors, caring, self growth and accountability. Students are responsible for 3 independent hours of lab skill preparation each week. A satisfactory clinical evaluation, a satisfactory college learning lab evaluation and a minimum theory grade of 75% are required for progression in the program. Fall offering only. The lab component of this course is where the students learn the skills needed and are tested on those skills which will be used in the clinical environment. This course may be transferable to other nursing programs based on their content and criteria in Foundations of Nursing.
 


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