RNSG 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC
Foundations for Nursing Practice
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Prerequisite: (Recommended) ENGL 1301, CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1411, BIOL 2401 or SCIT 1407, and PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of "C." Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program or administrative approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1105..
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.)
This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on April 2, 2018. (Original) | (Current)