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 Course Title:   Nursing Fundamentals II

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS FUND II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    102

 Credits:    9

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9.5

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to nursing as a profession, role of the licensed practical nurse, nursing process, pharmacology concepts, and fundamental skills of basic nursing care. Focuses on principles and skills necessary to meet the basic physical and psychosocial needs of patients. Practical nursing students only.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 136, ENGL 101, HMATH 100, and current CNA certification,

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 77

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 22


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the steps of planning, implementation, and evaluation as they relate to the Nursing Process and apply to the licensed practical nurse (LPN).
  2. Demonstrate fundamental nursing skills in the campus lab environment: medication administration.
  3. Identify therapeutic techniques of communication. Demonstrate the use of active listening and critical thinking.
  4. Identify the process of developing a nursing care plan. Describe basic concepts of nursing delegation, leadership, and management.
  5. Identify methods to assess pain, promote comfort, sleep, and urinary and bowel elimination.
  6. Identify common physical and psychosocial problems of the elderly and how to promote healthy aging.

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. The Nursing Process: planning, implementation, and evaluation. Fundamental nursing skills: medication administration.
  2. The therapeutic relationship and communication. Critical thinking and communication.
  3. Nursing Care Plans and documentation. Nursing leadership, management, and delegation.
  4. Urinary and gastrointestinal system, pain, comfort, and sleep.
  5. Elder care, loss, grief, the dying patient, and healthy aging.