2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 131 - Foundations in Nursing I

Description: Introduction to concepts of nursing roles, holistic approach to care, critical thinking and nursing process, pharmacology, nursing skill development, effective communication techniques, learning/teaching and legal, ethical, spiritual, and diversity/culture concepts. Physiological and psychological needs in health and illness including loss, grief and dying, and peri-operative care. Clinical experiences focus on holistic assessment and other selected skills in well defined practice settings.

Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program

Credits: 8
Lecture: 5
Lab: 9

Course Content:
1. Introduction to nursing and the Yavapai College Nursing Program
2. Critical thinking skills/Nursing Process
3. Data collection/Gordon's Functional Health Problems
4. Medication administration
5. Therapeutic communication
6. Infection control/Safety
7. Legal/ethical issues
8. Concepts of holistic care
a. Diversity/culture/spirituality
b. Self concept/sexuality
c. Stress and adaptation
9. Learning/teaching principles
10. Expected changes with aging
11. Care of the client experiencing:
a. Limited mobility
b. Pain
c. Loss, grief, and dying
d. Surgery and diagnostic tests
e. Sensory/Perceptual alterations
f. Altered integument
g. Altered elimination
h. Sleep alterations
Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain fundamental concepts of nursing practice. (1,2,5,6,9,10)
2. Perform basic holistic assessments and safe care of adult clients. (3,5,6,8bc,10)
3. Identify legal, ethical, and professional issues for nursing practice. (7)
4. Describe cultural values, cultural diversity and spirituality in relationship to nursing practice. (8a)
5. Safely administer medications to adult clients. (4)
6. Differentiate between caring as an emotional response and a knowledgeable deliberative intervention.
7. Verbalize personal cultural values and biases.
8. Identify therapeutic communication techniques and barriers to communicating.
9. Identify components of the learning/teaching process.
10. Identify ethical, professional, and legal frameworks for nursing practice.
11. Work cooperatively with members of the healthcare team in the management of nursing care.
12. Complete assigned responsibilities in a timely manner.