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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 1513 - Foundations for Nursing Practice

CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 5
Course Description: 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. (5-0-0) End-of-Course Outcomes: Describe the roles of the nurse in the delivery of health care; use basic nursing skills; apply basic systematic problem-solving skills using critical thinking for clinical decision-making.
1. Identify principles of non-parenteral medication administration to adult patients utilizing the five rights.
2. Differentiate normal physical assessment findings from health deviations.
3. Describe measures to promote quality and safe environment for patients, self and others.
4. Begin to explain the role and scope of practice of the professional nurse including confidentiality, integrity and effective communication with the health care team.
5. Describe cultural differences among diverse populations including age, religion, ethnicity, economics and gender identity.
6. Apply the steps of the nursing process to meet basic care and comfort needs of patients of all ages. 1,2,3,4,5,6

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program options

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