Nursing Fundamentals :Practice

NURS 209 – Nursing Fundamentals: Practice

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:      Nursing Fundamentals: Practice.
Code:                NURS 209
Hours:               Lec. – 0 Hrs.    Lab – 6 Hrs.    Cln. – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 2.
Prerequisite:      NURS207
Level/Semester: 1st level –Fall

Department offering the course: Nursing department – Faculty of Health Sciences.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N
This course provides undergraduate nursing students with the opportunities to develop clinical competencies necessary for assessing and providing basic nursing care to adult patients, based on the identified needs and in a safe, legal, and ethical manner. It provides students with a non-threatening environment in which they apply basic nursing skills accurately and safely through practice and return demonstration in a skill nursing laboratory.

C O U R S E   A I M
The course aims to provide first year nursing students with basic skills related to the field of nursing. The student will be able provide basic nursing procedure according to identified needs.  Nursing as a profession; health and illness; basic human needs; comfort, rest, and sleep; safety  need  and  therapeutic environment;  basic  communication skills;  nutritional needs; urinary elimination; medical and surgical asepsis; hygienic care; vital signs; medication; heat and cold applications; and first aid.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S
1.    Data-show presentation.
2.   Manual Handouts, containing checklist.
3.   Lab experiences.
4.   Simulators and demonstrations.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S
Manual Procedure book.
-    Harkreader H,   and Mary Ann Hogan M A.   (2004). “Fundamentals of Nursing”: Caring and Clinical Judgment. 2nded. Philadelphia : Elsevier Inc.,
-    Timby B. (2009).Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts. 9thed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
 -    Delmar's (2004)Basic Nursing Skills DVD-Rom 2nd ed.,  Australia : Delmar, Cengage Learning,.
-    D'Amico, Donita,( 2007) Assessment Skills laboratory Manual For Health & Physical

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