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Fundamentals of Nursing

Course InstructorLuo Dan

 

Course NameFundamentals of Nursing

 

Type of CourseCredit course

 

Credits4

 

Hours36 teaching hours classroom/ 36 teaching hours lab/ 72 teaching hours clinical

 

Students2013 Grade

 

PrerequisitesBasic medical sciences, health assessment

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Each human being is presented as a unique individual constantly responding to internal and external stimuli. This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of nursing history, client needs, caring, comfort, safety, critical thinking, nursing process, ethical-legal and the program's philosophy of nursing. Additionally, this course introduces basic nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting their needs. At the end of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations. The course will be presented in two sections (concepts of nursing and basic nursing skills) concurrently.

 

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the end of this course, students will master skills of clinical nursing and pave the way for the further study of clinical nursing. In detail, the course will help students 

 

1. Self-pace progress to attain technical nursing skills.

 

2. Demonstrate increasing proficiency in the development of technical nursing skills.

 

3. Perform technical nursing skills based upon competency based learning.

 

4. Articulate the scientific principles which are applicable to each technical nursing skill.

 

5. Demonstrate application of scientific principles while performing technical nursing skills.

 

6. Perform technical nursing skills in an organized and efficient manner.

 

7. Relate collected data which is relevant to the development of holistic nursing care.

 

 

 

TEACHING METHODS

 

1. Assigned reading materials

 

2. Audiovisual materialslaboratory equipment/BB

 

3. Lecture/class discussioncase studySim scenarios 

 

5. DemonstrationReturn demonstration

 

6. Pre-assessmentassignment

 

METHODS OF EVALUATION

 

l Lecture:

 

Ø Class preparation 30%

 

Ø Class attend 10%

 

Ø Class quiz 60%

 

l Lab:

 

Ø Students’ practices 60%

 

Ø Evaluation 40%

 

l Clinic:

 

Ø Students’ preparation 30%

 

Ø Students’ practices and evaluation 50%

 

Ø Clinical assignment 20%

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FACULTY

 

1. Provide course materials, arrange class discussion, prepare pre-assessment and assignment/evaluation

 

2. Provide student guidance and validation of basic nursing skills.

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEARNER

 

1. Be responsible for meeting all deadlines.

 

2. Complete all course work at a satisfactory level by the last day of the course.

 

 

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

 

1.Rosdahl C.B.& Kowalski M. T.(2010) Text Book of Basic Nursing 9th edition,LWW

 

2. Jiang A.(2012) Fundamentals of Nursing. BeijingPeople Health Press

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Luo Dan 18627740429

 

Office hours: Thursday, 8am-5pm

 
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