NUR 101 : Fundamentals of Nursing
This course focuses on basic human needs. It emphasizes the care of persons threatened by simple homeostatic deviances that interfere with basic human needs. Students are introduced to the nursing process as they develop basic nursing skills in the college and clinical laboratories. Day, evening, and weekend hours are used for clinical teaching. Students must receive a C+(77) or better to continue in the program. Prerequisites: CSS 101, ENG 101, PSY 101, BIO 233, all with a grade of B- or better; Co-requisite: NUR 100. Four class hours and twelve practice hours a week in hospitals and health agencies. Instructional Support Fee applies.
- Apply concepts and principles from nursing, from the physical and behavioral/social sciences, and from general education (humanities, math, and history) in analyzing data and making judgments in the practice of nursing.
- Provide care to patients throughout the life span by applying the nursing process in assisting the patient to maintain or regain homeostasis when threatened by common health problems.
- Utilize verbal and nonverbal modalities to communicate with patients, families, significant others, and health team members.
- Provide patient teaching by assessing the need for information, implementing short-range teaching plans, and evaluating the patient’s response.
- Manage care for a group of patients in a structured setting by prioritizing care and by utilizing the skills of other health team members.
- Function as a member within the discipline of nursing by practicing legally and ethically and by selecting resources and activities for continued development in the nurse role.