Course Description
Foundations Nursing Practice
(4-4-0) 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, and a systematic framework for
decision-making and critical thinking. Emphasis
on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional
values within a legal/ethical framework. This
course lends itself to a blocked approach. Focus
is on holistic human needs. Associate degree nurse
role assimilation is facilitated through the
development of identified major concepts. Credit
by Examination is available for Fast Track Option.
Enrollment requires official acceptance into the
Nursing Program.
Required Prerequisites: BIOL-2401, BIOL-2402 and
BIOL-2420 and appropriate TSI Math placement
Required Corequisites: RNSG-1105
and RNSG-1360 (if it is the second attempt at
passing this course, then the co-requisite may be
Semester hours:4
Lecture hours:4
Lab hours:0
Petition required:Y
Course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies:N
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