2013-2014 General Catalog 
    
    Aug 20, 2018  
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RNSG 1513 - Foundations for Nursing Practice


(5:4:4) Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care , patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Content includes fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, a systematic framework for decision-making and critical thinking. The mechanisms of disease and the needs and problems that can arise are discussed and how the nursing process helps manage the patient through these issues. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. RNSG 1513 involves the development of basic nursing principles essential in caring for the individual who is influenced by genetic inheritance, life experiences and cultural background and is part of a larger community. The student will develop observational, and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the unifying concepts of basic human needs, roles of the nurse and nursing practice. The focus is on the client in a state of homeostasis with attention to interruptions, caused by common stressors that prevent need attainment. College laboratory and clinical agency experiences offer opportunities for beginning nursing practice and application of classroom learning applied to the adult client experiencing stressors of illness.   Through classroom and laboratory/clinical experiences the student explores basic concepts and skills related to nursing process, communication, safety, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, delegating, referrals, cost effectiveness, quality care, ethical/legal practice, self awareness/self monitoring and client advocacy. Semester Hours: 5 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: 4 Pre-requisite: CHEM 1406, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, BIOL 2401 with a grade of “C” or better in each. Note: This course must be taken concurrently with RNSG 1205 and RNSG 1160.



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