Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing (4) Introduction to the nursing process, clinical competencies and psychosocial skills.
NURS 230NURS 230 Introduction to Fundamentals of Nursing (4)
NURS 230 incorporates the analysis of the nursing process and introduction to clinical competencies and psychosocial skills. Students demonstrate beginning skills in utilizing the nursing process in the clinical setting to meet basic physical and psychosocial individual client needs. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe the characteristics of each step of the nursing process; demonstrate beginning skills in utilizing the nursing process in the clinical setting to meet basic physical and psychosocial individual client needs; demonstrate safe and competent performance of basic psychomotor nursing skills; demonstrate the ability to practice the principles of health and safety; perform basic interviewing techniques in collecting health status data; demonstrate communication skills that enable the student to establish appropriate interpersonal relationships; recognize variables influencing health status; recognize the psychosocial needs of individuals including basic needs related to loss, grief and the death experience; demonstrate a personal professional philosophy which addresses the individuality, dignity, values, beliefs, and culture of all clients; recognize the significance of evidence based practice as the basis for the use of the nursing process; recognize the importance of health teaching and health promotion across the life span; identify purposes and functions of appropriate community resources. Teaching strategies include lecture, discussion, audiovisuals, clinical experience, simulation laboratory demonstration and practice, self-learning medication and math mathematics packet. The course is offered each spring semester with an enrollment of approximately 120 nursing students divided into clinical sections limited to 10 students each.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: NURS 250, NURS 251
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.