May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

NRSG-110 Foundations of Patient Care

Credits 8 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Must have completed all program eligibility and admissions requirements, and been approved for admission into the program; Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT; Minimum GPA of 2.0 in AHLT-112, AHLT-135, and NRSG-100.  Co-requisite: NRSG-110C , NRSG-110L  and NRSG-110M . Pre or Co-requisite: NRSG-105; Note: Clinical days may be altered to accommodate orientation, simulation, or other special events. Student must provide student uniform and stethoscope.
This is the first course in the clinical sequence of the Nursing Program. It is composed of four inter-related components: theory skills lab medication administration lab and clinical. The course will introduce the student to the essential elements of the practice of nursing and patient care. It provides the basic foundation on which all areas of nursing and patient care are built. The nursing process will be introduced and applied to patients having basic health problems that put them at risk for major health issues. The clinical component of this course will take place in long-term care and acute care settings.

Course Outcomes
1. Use the nursing process to organize aspects of care for the adult patient, with functional health problems, at varying levels of wellness (including health promotion and disease prevention strategies 2. Apply the concepts and principles of nursing, and the natural and applied sciences to provide safe care to the adult patient, in a structured setting 3. Demonstrate, through practice, the role of the nursing in caring for the adult patient, with functional health problems 4.Communicate effectively with other individuals (team members, other care providers, patients, families, etc.) to provide aspects of adult patient care, reflecting national patient safety initiatives (QSEN) 5. Develop relationships that place the adult patient at the center of care, by demonstrating caring and effective communication, therapeutic relationships with patients, families and communities and professional relationships with members of the health care team 6. Function effectively within the adult patient care tam and interprofessional teams, foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient-centered care.