2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 1101 - Foundations of Nursing Practice


Prerequisite: Program admission, FYES 1000  
This course is designed to provide the nursing student with a basic understanding of key concepts and principles foundational to the practice of nursing. Students are introduced to the context for nursing practice. Historical, legal and ethical, physiological, and psychosocial concepts are introduced, including mental health perspectives. Nursing process as a systematic method of problem solving for practice is introduced in which effective communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal relationships of the adult client is central to the course. Basic needs relative to hygiene, activity, rest, sleep, comfort, safety, nutrition, fluid and electrolytes, elimination, and oxygenation are introduced. Supervised clinical simulations and inpatient/outpatient hospital experiences will provide the student opportunities to meet course competency outcomes with adult clients experiencing commonly reoccurring health problems.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $135 supply fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 11. Credit hours: 7 (F)