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Fundamentals of Nursing Care RNSG 1350

6 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 4 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3
Pre-Requisites: ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L
Co-Requisite: BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, RNSG 1355, RSNG 1360

This course is designed to introduce the student nurse to professional Nursing, the nursing process, health-promotion, illness-prevention practices, basic care of the adult and older adult population, and the role of the associate degree nurse. The focus of this course is on nursing history, professional organizations, ethical issues and values, cultural diversity, hygiene and safety, infection control and prevention, communication, collaboration, documentation, critical thinking, and patient teaching. The student learns about urinary and bowel elimination, pain management, nutrition, skin integrity and wound care. The student nurse learns correct technique in nursing skills and how to accurately obtain and chart vital signs. This course includes classroom, skills lab, and a clinical rotation. The course must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum grade of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.


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