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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

NUR 1015 Fundamental Health Concepts

This course is designed to provide the foundation of contemporary nursing practice for the entering student. The Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies (NOFNCC) serve as a framework and guiding principle for the design of competencies-based education and practice. Concepts basic to nursing practice and exemplars within the professional nursing role are introduced. The concepts are organized according to the domains of Health and Illness, Nursing, and Healthcare. Selected exemplars are used to support an understanding of the concepts. The following concepts are introduced: patient-centered care, professionalism, teamwork and collaboration, communication, informatics and technology, evidence-based practice, safety, quality improvement, leadership, system-based practice, and clinical judgment. Some concepts will define nursing care across the life span. Nutrition and principles of basic pharmacology are integrated. Opportunities are provided for students to learn, practice, and achieve basic-level competencies using concept-based skills in lab, simulation, and clinical setting.  Includes 12 hours of clinical/skills laboratory and 5 hours of theory each week.

Credits

9

Prerequisite

ANA 1010