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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 1155 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1

Credit Hours: 1.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; ENGL 1180  or ENGL 1210 BIOL 2400  or BIOL 2730 , BIOL 1400 , BIOL 2710 , and HHSC 1040  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: NURS 1145 , NURS 1165 , and NURS 1175 

(replaces but does not equate to NURS 1520)

This theory course focuses on developing the critical thinking skills of the nursing process. It introduces communication and interviewing techniques for data collection, examines the nursing implications for diagnostic studies while planning nursing care, and introduces infectious disease principles. In addition, the course addresses pharmacologic principles and safe medication administration.

Billable Contact Hours: 1.5

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
 

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

1. Analyze and apply the critical components of evidence-based nursing practice.

Course Outcome:

1. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define evidence‐based practice and describe examples that apply to the adult patient population.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will identify and begin to apply evidence‐based practice in the communication process.
  2. The student will identify and begin to apply evidence‐based practice in nursing process.
  3. The student will identify and begin to apply evidence‐based practice related to diagnostic testing.
  4. The student will identify and begin to apply evidence‐based practice with infectious diseases.
  5. The student will identify and begin to apply evidence‐based practice with pharmacologic principles and medication administration.

 

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

2. Recognize quality improvement strategies as an integral component of nursing practice.

Course Outcome:

2. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify how nursing quality improvement strategies affect patient and family outcomes.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will identify quality improvement/nursing strategies when applying the nursing process.
  2. The student will identify quality improvement/nursing strategies while communicating with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
  3. The student will identify quality improvement/nursing strategies while obtaining health history data.
  4. The student will identify quality improvement/nursing strategies while preparing and analyzing diagnostic testing.
  5. The student will identify quality improvement/nursing strategies for the patient with an infectious disease process.
  6. The student will identify quality improvement/nursing strategies while preparing to administer medications in a safe manner.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Infectious Disease
    1. Organism
    2. Culture/sensitivity
    3. Antibiotic use
    4. Evidence‐based practice
  2. Introduction to Diagnostic Testing
    1. Laboratory tests
    2. Radiographic tests
    3. Endoscopic procedures
    4. Nursing implications
    5. Evidence‐based practice
  3. Nursing Process
    1. Assessment
    2. Analysis/planning
    3. Nursing diagnosis
    4. Intervention
    5. Evaluation
  4. Evidence‐Based Practice
  5. Health History
    1. Process
    2. Data
    3. Organization
  6. Communication
    1. Methods of communication
    2. Verbal/nonverbal techniques
    3. Therapeutic techniques
    4. Non‐therapeutic techniques
    5. Social vs therapeutic relationships
    6. Life span considerations
    7. Cultural considerations
    8. Evidence‐based practice
  7. Pharmacological Principles
    1. Application of basic medication principles
    2. Pharmacokenitics
    3. Pharmacodynamics
    4. Pharmacotherapeutics
    5. Adverse drug reaction
    6. Factors affecting drug absorption
  8. Medication Administration
    1. Medication orders
    2. Five rights of medication administration
    3. Medication errors
    4. Preventing medication errors
    5. Evidence‐based practice

Primary Faculty
sikorski, catherine
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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