Fundamentals of Nursing RNSG 1016

Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111
Corequisite: RNSG 1010

6 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of nursing across the lifespan and the role of the registered nurse. With a focus on patient-centered
care, the nursing process will be utilized to identify and provide the building blocks of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to provide safety, minimizing the risk of harm to patients and providers, and evidence-based practice. Concepts presented include beginning teamwork and collaboration, quality improvement, informatics, documentation, physical assessment, infection control, patient education, and nursing interventions. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing understanding from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities, critical thinking and the nursing process.

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