NURS 304

Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing

5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 15, 2013 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to the concepts and skills that serve as a foundation for professional nursing practice. Professional role components and expectations are discussed. Physical, emotional, cognitive, social/relational, and spiritual factors affecting health are examined within a holistic model of care. A clinical decision making framework is used to provide individualized care for clients with diverse cultural backgrounds and health care needs in a variety of settings. Students learn and apply nursing skills with an emphasis on patient safety in simulated settings.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Demonstrate skills in observing and reporting the health concerns of adult patients.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform fundamental nursing procedures safely.
  • Identify principles and strategies of the teaching and learning process to facilitate health promotion.
  • Adhere to the standards of professional nursing practice in classroom and lab settings.
  • Demonstrate professional communication with student peers, faculty, and members of the health care team in a multidisciplinary practice environment.
  • Utilize clinical decision-making as the basis for providing safe, holistic nursing care.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform select nursing procedures safely.
  • Utilize Modeling & Role Modeling theory as the foundation for holistic clinical decision making.
  • Utilize evidence-based information as the foundation for holistic clinical decision making.
  • Apply principles and strategies of the teaching and learning process.