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 Course Title:   Nursing Fundamentals II

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS FUND II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    102

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    7

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Principles and skills necessary to meet the basic physical and psychological needs of clients. Practical nursing students only.


Prerequisite: NURS 101 with grade of C or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 77

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 22

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the third and fourth steps of the nursing process and demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  2. Describe basic nursing skills and explain rationale for skills.
  3. Explain principles of basic physical and psychological needs of clients.
  4. Describe the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Nursing process.
  2. Basic assessment and anatomy and physiology review of the genitourinary, endocrine, and musculoskeletal systems.
  3. Introduction to diabetes mellitus.
  4. Common laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  5. Rest and sleep.
  6. Safety and hygiene.
  7. Body mechanics and ergonomics.
  8. Care of the perioperative client.