8 credit hours
Course Description:This course provides students with key concepts fundamental to nursing practice. The wellness-illness continuum will lay the foundation for future study. Students are introduced to the nursing process as a method of problem solving with communication and interpersonal relationships as central components. Serious attention is given to the skills that are essential to safe nursing practice. Supervised practice will provide the student opportunities to assist patients. Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in geriatric nursing are incorporated, as well as HIPPA regulations and the implications to healthcare.
Admission to the ADN program
COREQUISITES: NUR 1020L, NUR 1141, NUR 1280C/L, PSY 2012, BSC 2086C/L
Amber Bruner, MSN RN
Office- Bldg. Q, Rm 217
Phone- (850) 718-2323
Required textbooks/ course materials:
*Jump Drive with @atleast 4MB memory
ATI-Optimal Essential Package: 1 semester, ISBN: 281844002332; full program, ISBN: 281844023316
Semester 1 Elsevier Custom Package ISBN: 9780443143717
Potter- Fundamentals of Nursing 11e
Jarvis -Pocket Companion for Physical Exam & Health Assessment, 8e
Package includes FREE Student Evolve Resources
Reference Custom Package ISBN: 9780443143700
Ladwig - Mosby Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 7e
Pagana- Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 15e
Skidmore-Roth -Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nurses 15e
Silvestri- Saunders Comprehensive Review NCLEX-RN Exam 9e
LaCharity - Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment, 5e
Additional required supplies on Bookstore Uniform list. List attached to Orientation letter.
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2020, National Patient Safety Goals, and NLN standards. The nursing graduate will be able to:
N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts.
N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.
N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.
N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care.
N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice for the registered nurse.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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N1 - N5 for all
T, UT, Q, F, EX, SP, SD, W, PS, H, Clin, CS, CP, Obs
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The instructor will:
- Assign textbook readings.
- Lead lecture and class discussion.
- Invite guest speakers on occasion to reinforce course content.
- Provide further appropriate supplementary materials that align with the material presented in the textbook and content covered in class.
- Use other teaching strategies, including separating students into cooperative groups to examine course content, class presentations, etc.
- Design further assignments (quizzes, discussion boards etc.) to help students engage with the course material.
- Schedule simulation days to enhance course content.
- Provide timely feedback on assignments.
- Hold virtual or office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time.
- Be available to students via office telephone, Canvas email, and appointments as necessary and according duty schedule.
The students will:
- Arrive to class on time and in proper dress code.
- Ensure all clinical requirements (immunizations, certifications, etc.) are current and uploaded to Castle Branch.
- Engage in assigned readings and participate respectfully in class discussion.
- Attend skills lab and clinical as scheduled.
- Participate in scheduled simulations experiences.
Alternate Grading ScaleThis course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course: A – 90 – 100 B – 80 – 89 C – 75 – 79 D – 60 – 74 F – 59 or less
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