Health-Sciences - Course - Nursing Fundamentals and Professional Ethics

  • Course Code: NURS207
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: 3Lec, 0Lab, 0Tut
  • Course Type: Major Core Courses (MCC)

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce undergraduate nursing students to the concepts of; nursing as a profession, health and illness, therapeutic safe hospital environment, basic human needs, comfort, rest and sleep, nutritional needs, urinary elimination, medical and surgical asepsis, hygienic care, vital signs, medication, heat and cold applications, as well as first aid. The theoretical base required for providing the skills of assessing and providing basic nursing care to adult patients, based on their needs, will be emphasized. In addition, this course focuses on professional code of ethics for nursing practice, nurses’ rights, patients’ duties and rights, legal and moral principles pertaining to health, newly arising dilemmas, rules, policies in health care practice.