Course Content and Outcomes Guide for NRS 110 Effective Fall 2021
- Course Number:
- NRS 110
- Course Title:
- Foundations of Nursing- Health Promotion
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- Conduct a culturally and age appropriate health assessment, and interpret health data, such as screening for biological and psychosocial health risks, evidence of safe and healthy habits, developmental tasks and vulnerabilities, and patterns of family functioning.
- Develop a plan of care that is family-centered, and developmentally and culturally appropriate using evidence such as clinical practice guidelines and integrative literature reviews, to help facilitate a patient's health behavior change.
- Use effective communication to establish a therapeutic patient-centered relationship and advocate for a health behavior change based on assessment of health risks.
- Design and evaluate a health behavior change for self and for a selected patient using relevant evidence and family/cultural data.
- Demonstrate beginning use of selected nursing frameworks, including the legal ethical base for practice, and their application to the practice of nursing.
- Recognize the importance and relevance of reflection on clinical experiences and on competencies and its influence on personal and professional behavior.
- Demonstrate use of effective learning strategies in a performance-based curriculum.
- Demonstrate use of the importance of fulfilling commitments to the team in timely completion of assignments.
- Demonstrate safe and competent practice of the fundamentals of nursing care, and adherence to patient dignity, safety of patient, self and others, asepsis, and infection prevention with each patient encounter.
Course Activities and Design
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Multiple choice exams
Clinical performance evaluation
Lab skill performance evaluation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Issues & Concepts:
Learning in OCNE
Fundamentals of Health Promotion and Assessment
Basic Skills/Caregiving Skills and Medication Administration
Health Promotion and Assessment across the lifespan: Children and Adolescents
Health Promotion and Assessment across the lifespan: Young and Middle Age Adult
Health Promotion and Assessment across the lifespan: Pregnancy
Health Promotion and Assessment across the lifespan: Older Adult
Skills: This is not an exhaustive list but is a minimum skill set to be completed anytime throughout NRS 110, NRS 111 or NRS 112
Principles of Infection control & PPE
Client/environment safety, bed making Vital signs & SpO2 (pulse oximetry)
Height & Weight Basic ‘head to toe’ physical assessment
Health History interviewing (across the lifespan)
Client Skin Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Safe patient handling: positioning, transfers & mobilizing
Client range of motion
Client’s ADLs, mobility, fall risk
Nutrition and elimination procedures, I&O
Pain Assessment & Management: Acute & Chronic
Capillary Blood Glucose Measurement
Diabetic Care (skin, foot, oral, illness, eyes)
Intramuscular Injection sites
Subcutaneous and Intradermal Injections sites
Medication administration: Topical (skin, ear, eye, rectal), Oral, Inhaled
Intravenous Therapy and Regulation – Peripheral
Peripheral Intermittent IV Therapy via Secondary Infusion (piggyback)
Peripheral saline lock flush
NGT insertion and maintenance
Perioperative Care – Pre/Post Suture, Staple, & Clip removal
Wound Care Drains: JP, Hemovac, Penrose,T-tube
Urinary Catheter insertion, maintenance and removal