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, 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. 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 major concepts. Enrollment
requires official acceptance into the Nursing
Required Prerequisites: BIOL-2401,
BIOL-2402, BIOL-2420 and TSI Compliant in
Required Prerequisites or Corequisites::
RNSG-1105 and RNSG-1360
Semester hours:4
Lecture hours: 
Lab hours: 
Petition required:Y
Course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies:N
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