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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for NRS 110 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
NRS 110
Course Title:
Foundations of Nursing- Health Promotion
Credit Hours:
9
Lecture Hours:
50
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
120
Special Fee:
$45.00

Course Description

Introduces the framework of the OCNE curriculum. Emphasizes health promotion across the life span including self health and patient health practices. Supports self and patient health practices through access to research evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, and the application of growth and development theory. Presents techniques for: interviewing patients in a culturally sensitive manner, working as members of a multidisciplinary team, giving and receiving feedback about performance, and using reflective thinking to improve practice. Covers children, adults, older adults, and families experiencing a normal pregnancy. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences for practicing therapeutic communication skills and selected core nursing skills identified in the OCNE Core Nursing Skills document. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use effective communication to establish a therapeutic patient-centered relationship and advocate for a health behavior change based on assessment of health risks.
  4. Design and evaluate a health behavior change for self and for a selected patient using relevant evidence and family/cultural data.
  5. Demonstrate beginning use of selected nursing frameworks, including the legal ethical base for practice, and their application to the practice of nursing.
  6. Recognize the importance and relevance of reflection on clinical experiences and on competencies and its influence on personal and professional behavior.
  7. Demonstrate use of effective learning strategies in a performance-based curriculum.
  8. Demonstrate use of the importance of fulfilling commitments to the team in timely completion of assignments.
  9. 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

Classroom lecture
Skills Lab
Clinical
Projects
Written papers

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

Handwashing

Isolation technique

 Body mechanics

 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 hygiene

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

Nursing Documentation

Capillary Blood Glucose Measurement

Diabetic Care (skin, foot, oral, illness, eyes)

 Intramuscular Injection sites

Subcutaneous and Intradermal Injections sites

Insulin preparation/injection

Medication calculation

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

Postpartum/newborn assessment

Sterile Technique

Perioperative Care – Pre/Post Suture, Staple, & Clip removal

Wound Care Drains: JP, Hemovac, Penrose,T-tube

Urinary Catheter insertion, maintenance and removal

Bladder Scan