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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RNUR 1010 - Basic Concepts in Nursing


Academic Division:

Health Sciences


Academic Discipline:

Registered Nursing


Course Coordinator: Sara Woodruff, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
6 Credit(s)
An introduction to fundamental nursing skills, interpersonal communication and relationships, safety in practice, ethical/legal issues of nursing practice including nursing roles and boundaries, awareness of developmental levels, medication administration guidelines/techniques/calculations, IV assessment and calculations, OR protocols and procedures pre-, intra- and post-operative care, pain assessment & management, teaching and learning, and cognitive development with a focus on critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on interviewing and physical assessment skills; safe, hygienic client care; skills performance; emotional, spiritual, and cultural concerns; infection control, surgical wound healing, medical and surgical asepsis and excretory stressors. Stress adaptation/wellness, documentation, computer research, and community nursing resources are all integral aspects of the course. Utilization of all aspects of the nursing process is emphasized in classroom, clinical and laboratory experiences. Extended care facilities and acute care units in the hospital setting are utilized for clinical rotation to integrate gerontological and beginning medical-surgical nursing theory with practice. Semesters available: Day - F UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RNUR 1010C  and RNUR 1010L  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take PSYC 1010 , RNUR 1030  and BIOL 2751  




College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome

Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met

Communication- Written  
Communication- Speech Diet  & Bandaging Presentations - Oral Communication VALUE Rubric – week 11
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy IV Calculation Homework – Quantitative Literacy VALUE Rubric – week 7

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Level I Outcomes:

 

  1. Develops basic skills in critical thinking as an integral component of the nursing process.
  2. Applies the nursing process during implementation of nursing care for clients experiencing common stressors interfering with their ability to meet basic human needs.
  3. Safely performs basic nursing procedures based on knowledge of biopsychosocial principles.
  4. Utilizes interpersonal and therapeutic communications skills to establish cooperative relationships
  5. Integrates scientific and psychosocial principles into nursing practice within the context of the nursing process.
  6. Accesses various sources of health-related information.
  7. Adheres to legal and ethical standards of nursing practice.

 

Following each Course Outcome, the relating Level I Outcome(s) is/are indicated by a Roman Numeral(s).

 

              Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall:

 

Outcome

1.0         Identify critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice to implement the planning and implementation components of the nursing process.

              (I, II, III, V, VI, VII)

 

Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met

Clinical Reasoning Case Study week 11- 14;

Skills Testing weeks 5, 11;

Test #3 week 9;

Clinical Performance week 15

2.0         Define the components of the stress adaptation process within the context of the health continuum.

              (I, II, IV, V)

 

Therapeutic Communication Paper week 5;

Clinical Reasoning Case Study week 10 or 11;

Test #2 week 6;

Final Exam week 16;

Clinical Performance week 15

3.0         Obtain, reports, and documents client care data using various health information systems with assistance.

              (I, II, III, IV, VI, VII)

Clinical Performance in nursing home week 8 & acute care setting week 15;

Test #2 week 6;

Final Exam week 16;

Clinical Performance week 15

4.0         Use the nursing process and evidence-based practice with faculty guidance in planning and implementing care of older adults with various health stressors interfering with basic human needs.

              (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

Clinical Reasoning Paper weekly week 4-7, weeks 9-11; Clinical Reasoning Case Study week 9-11;

Clinical Performance week 15;

Test #1 week 3;

Test #2 week 6;

Final Exam week 16

5.0         Apply psychosocial principles to interpersonal relationships.

              (I, II, IV, V)

             

Therapeutic Communication Paper week 5;

 Clinical Reasoning Case Study week 9-11;,

Test #1 week 3;

Final Exam week 16;

Clinical Performance week 15

6.0         Apply basic principles of nutritional therapy.

              (I, II, III, V, VI)

              

Mini Nutritional assessment weeks 3-6

Diet Presentation week 11;

 Clinical Reasoning Case Study week 9-11;

Test #4 week 12;

Clinical Performance week 15

7.0          Apply knowledge of pharmacology and the principles of drug administration, with guidance.

               (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

              

IV Calculation Independent Study week 7;

IV Calculation Homework week 9;

Medication Simulation lab week 8,

Medication Administration week 9-14;

Clinical Reasoning Case studS week 9-11;

Test #3 week 9;

Test #4 week 12;

Final Exam week 15

8.0         Identify the developmental levels and tasks associated with residents in the extended care setting.

              (I, II, IV, V, VI)

             

Growth and Development Tool

Growth & Development Homework week 9;

Clinical Reasoning Case Study week 9-11;

Test #3 week 9;

Final Exam week 16

9.0         Demonstrate physical assessment skills.

              (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

             

Skills Testing weeks 5 & 11;

Clinical Performance week 15

10.0       Identify the role of the nurse in various health care settings.

              (I, II, III, IV, VI, VII)

             

Role of the Nurse Homework week 1;

Test #1 week 3;

Final Exam week 16;

Clinical Performance week 15

11.0       Apply basic principles of medical asepsis and follows infection control guidelines.

              (I, II, V, VI, VII)

             

Skills Testing weeks 5 & 11;

Test #3 week 9;

Final Exam week 16;

Clinical Performance week 15

12.0       perform nursing procedures safely according to criteria listed on critical skill sheets.

               (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

Skills Testing weeks 5 & 11;

Clinical Performance week 15

13.0       Identify cultural factors, with faculty guidance, affecting the older adults’ response to health care.

              (I, II, IV, VI, VII)

             

Cultural Background Tool

Final Exam week 16;
Clinical Performance week 15

14.0       Practice within ethical/legal boundaries when implementing care.

              (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

              

HIPAA video and Test during orientation day;

Clinical Performance week 15;

Test #3 week 9;

Final Exam week 16

15.0       Comply with program requirements.

              (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII) 

Daily Clinical Progress Tool

All Tests and Final Exam;

Clinical Performance week 15



Topics:

Weeks

Topics

1

Nursing Process: Overview, Assessment & Nursing Diagnosis (Basic Concepts)

Therapeutic Communication (Mental Health and Behavioral Adjustment)

Nursing Process: Planning, Outcomes, Interventions (Basic Concepts)

Standard Precautions, MSDS, Isolation techniques (Safety and Security)

Lifts/ positioning (Activity and Rest)

Environmental safety (Safety and Security)

Vital signs (Oxygenation)

2

Vital Signs (Oxygenation)

Teds/bandages/binders/FSBS (Safety and Security)

K-pad/heat & cold (Safety and Security)

Oxygen, pulse oximetry, oral suction (Oxygenation)

Skin assessment & pressure ulcers (Safety and Security)

3

Skin assessment & surgical wound healing (Safety and Security)

Nursing care with diagnostic Testing Safety and Security)

Nursing Process: Evaluation & practice Basic Concepts) (Basic Concepts)

Neurological assessment (Oxygenation)

Neurocirculatory assessment (Activity and Rest)

Abdominal assessment (Nutrition and Elimination)

Respiratory assessment, Heart sounds (Oxygenation)

4

Health, wellness, stress & coping (Mental Health and Behavioral Adjustment)

Basic human needs & curriculum threads (Basic Concepts)

Nursing history & Role of the Nurse (Basic concepts)

Physical assessment height, weight, data collection Basic Concepts)

5

Documentation (Safety and Security)

Bowel function & stressors (Nutrition and Elimination)

Enemas & bowel function procedures (Nutrition and Elimination)

6

Gerontology, organic brain syndrome, dementia (Basic Concepts)

Geriatric assessment (Mental Health and Behavioral Adjustment)

Diet, I&O, encouraging & restricting fluids (Nutrition and Elimination)

7

Gerontology, organic brain syndrome, dementia (Basic Concepts)

Ethical-Legal (Basic Concepts)

Critical thinking Basic Concepts)

Injection sites (Safety and Security)

Preparing & administering injections

8

Teaching & learning, developmental levels, discharge planning (Safety and Security, Mental Health and Behavioral Adjustments)

Transition to the hospital (Basic Concepts)

Preparing medications (Safety and Security)

IV calculations (Safety and Security)

9

Body defense mechanisms (Safety and Security)

Medication administration simulation (Safety and Security)

10

Pre-op care, incentive spirometry, skin prep (Safety and Security)

Common lab values (Safety and Security, Nutrition and Elimination)

Principles of surgical asepsis & sterile gloving (Safety and Security)

IV spike, priming tubing, discontinuing (Safety and Security)

11

Intraoperative care (Safety and Security)

Peri-operative developmental considerations (Safety and Security)

12

Postop care (Safety and Security)

Postop lab, incentive spirometry, turning, coughing, deep breathing (Safety and Security)

13

Pain assessment & management (Activity and Rest)

Nurse’s roles & boundaries (Safety and Security)

14

Sleep (Activity and Rest)

Grief and loss (Mental Health and Behavioral Adjustments)

Sexuality (Sexual Role Satisfaction)

Critical thinking lab (Basic Concepts)

15

Culture & spirituality (Basic Concepts)

Dressings and wound care (Safety and Security)

 
Assignments:

  1. Quizzes
  2. Tests
  3. Skills Testing
  4. Independent Studies
  5. Homework – Nursing Process, IV Calculation, Growth and Development, Test taking
  6. Class Presentations – Diet Therapy, Bandaging
  7. Therapeutic Communication Paper
  8. Drug Cards
  9. Concept Maps – Pain
  10. Clinical Journals
  11. Clinical Worksheets
  12. Nursing Process Paper
  13. Braden Skin Scale
  14. Diet Assessment
  15. Fall Risk Assessment
  16. QSEN
  17. SBAR

 


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 



YEAR-1
2019
EDITION-1
9th. 
ISBN-1
9780323529495
COMMENTS-1
Purchased in RNUR 1010 PNUR/RNUR 1030

TITLE-2
Concept Mapping – A Critical Thinking Approach to Care Planning
AUTHOR-2
Pamela McHugh Schuster
YEAR-2
2016
EDITION-2
4th. 
ISBN-2
9780803638488
COMMENTS-2
Purchased in RNUR 1010/1050

TITLE-3
Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
AUTHOR-3
Silvestri
YEAR-3
2019
EDITION-3
8th. 
ISBN-3
9780323358415
COMMENTS-3
Purchased in RNUR 1010, PNUR 1012 also used in RNUR 1125 & RNUR 1070


TITLE-4
Dimensional analysis for meds: refocusing on essential metric calculations
AUTHOR-4
Curren, Anna M.
YEAR-4
2019
EDITION-4
5th.
ISBN-4
9781284172911
COMMENTS-4
Purchased in RNUR 1010, RNUR 1030, RNUR 1050, PNUR 1030


TITLE-5
Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care
AUTHOR-5
Carol Taylor, Pamela Lynn, Jennifer L. Bartlett
YEAR-5
2019
EDITION-5
9th. 
ISBN-5
9781496362179
COMMENTS-5
Purchased in RNUR 1010/1050


TITLE-6
Taylors Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach
AUTHOR-6
Lynn, Pamela
YEAR-6
2019
EDITION-6
5th. 
ISBN-6
9781496384881
COMMENTS-6
Purchased in RNUR 1010/1050

TITLE-7
Brunner & Suddarths Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Test
AUTHOR-7
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
YEAR-7
2018
EDITION-7
3rd.
ISBN-7
9781496355119
COMMENTS-7
Purchased in RNUR 1010/1050

TITLE-8
Davis Drug Guide for Nurses
AUTHOR-8
Delginand, Vallerand
YEAR-8
2021
EDITION-8
17th.
ISBN-8
9781719640053
COMMENTS-8
Purchased for RNUR 1010

TITLE-9
Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care
AUTHOR-9
LeMone, Burke, Bauldoff & Gubrud
YEAR-9
2020
EDITION-9
7th.
ISBN-9
9780134868189
TITLE-10
Test Success: Test-taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students
AUTHOR-10
Nugent and Vitale
YEAR-10
2020
EDITION-10
9th.
ISBN-10
9781719640022
COMMENTS-10
Purchased in PNUR 1012. RNUR 1010

Lab Fee 619.30Contact Fee 660.00Liability Insurance Fee 40.00



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