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Nursing Fundamentals

Course Number: 31543301
Credits: 2.00

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Course Description

31-543-301 NURSING FUNDAMENTALS ...focuses on basic nursing concepts to provide evidenced-based care to diverse patient populations across the lifespan. Current and historical issues impacting nursing will be explored within the scope of nursing practice. The nursing process will be introduced as a framework for organizing the care of patients. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Practical Nursing Program, 10-890-101; College 101; Corequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-809-188, Developmental Psych; 31-543-302 Nursing Skills; 31-543-303, Nursing Pharmacology; 31-806-312, Anatomy/Structure-Function)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

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Course Competencies

  1. Differentiate scopes of practice within the nursing profession
  2. Maintain a safe, effective care environment for adults of all ages
  3. Use appropriate communication techniques
  4. Use the nursing process
  5. Adapt nursing practice to meet the needs of diverse patients in a variety of settings
  6. Provide nursing care for patients with sleep/rest/mobility alterations
  7. Provide nursing care for patients with comfort alterations
  8. Provide nursing care for patients with nutritional, fluid, and electrolytes disturbances
  9. Provide nursing care for patients with commonly occurring alterations in elimination patterns
  10. Provide nursing care for patients with integumentary disorders
  11. Provide nursing care for patients with infection
  12. Provide nursing care for patients with cognitive and sensory impairments
  13. Provide nursing care for patients and families experiencing grief and loss
  14. Provide nursing care for patients with alterations in oxygenation