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Course Number: RNSG 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Foundations for Nursing Practice

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Prerequisite Required: ENGL 1301; BIOL 2401; RNSG 1301 OR RNSG 1311; MATH 1314 OR MATH 1342; Admission to the Professional Nursing Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1360.
Course Description: This course introduces 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. 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 is on knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Lec.)

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Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

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Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.