Metropolitan State University

NURS 304 : Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing

A. Course Description
Credits: 5
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course introduces students to the concepts and skills that serve as a foundation for professional nursing practice. A holistic framework for practice, grounded in Modeling and Role-Modeling theory, is utilized to examine factors affecting the health of diverse and vulnerable populations. Clinical decision making skills are practiced in simulated settings.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/15/2013 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Adhere to the standards of professional nursing practice in classroom and lab settings.
  2. Demonstrate professional communication with student peers, faculty, and members of the health care team in a multidisciplinary practice environment.
  3. Demonstrate skills in observing and reporting the health concerns of adult patients.
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform fundamental nursing procedures safely.
  5. Identify principles and strategies of the teaching and learning process to facilitate health promotion.
  6. Utilize Modeling & Role Modeling theory as the foundation for clinical decision making.
  7. Utilize clinical decision-making as the basis for providing safe, holistic nursing care.
  8. Utilize evidence-based information as the foundation for clinical decision making.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information