2018-2019 Catalog

RNSG 1112 Fundamentals of Nursing

Through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences, this foundational nursing course introduces the student to concepts basic to nursing practice. Content presented includes foundations of nursing practice, health promotion and maintenance, promotion of activity and rest, health assessment throughout the lifespan, promotion of communication, the nursing process, promotion of psychosocial health, promotion of physiologic health, and medication administration. Beginning nutrition, pharmacology, growth and development, communication, cultural diversity, teaching/learning process, nursing process/critical thinking, legal/ethical factors, technological competence, safety, disaster/emergency management, the health-illness continuum, and therapeutic interventions are introduced in RNSG 1110 and incorporated throughout the curriculum. The lecture and laboratory component of this course introduces the student to the application of the nursing process with an emphasis on psychomotor and psychosocial skills. In the clinical setting the student will apply learned knowledge and skills in providing nursing care for culturally diverse patients in long term care settings. The student focuses on direct care to promote the well-being of one assigned patient. This is a web enhanced course. Students may be required to access information, submit assignments, or test online through Blackboard.

Credits

6

Prerequisite

Completion of all required non-nursing courses