2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 140 - Nursing Theory I

Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of nursing care for clients with selected alterations in health, utilizing the nursing process as a framework for care. Presents a holistic approach to assessment using QSEN competencies, and /or related nursing concepts. Introduces the competencies of nursing knowledge to include patient-centered care, professionalism, informatics and technology, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program

Corequisite: NSG 142 , NSG 143 , NSG 144 , and NSG 145  

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Principles of nursing care related to diagnostics, lab values, implications of changes in vital signs
  2. Principles of nursing care related to sensory perceptual changes, elimination needs, mobility and immobility and nutrition and hydration
  3. Principles of nursing care related to non-pharmacological comfort measures and sleep
  4. Principles of nursing care related to  infection control, standard precautions, transmission precautions, skin and wound care.
  5. Principles of nursing care related to religious and spiritual influences on health
  6. Principles of nursing care related to introduction to perioperative care,  advanced directives, patient advocacy, informed consent, privacy considerations
  7. Principles of nursing care related to role of the nurse in the health care team, case management, referrals, interdisciplinary teams, continuity of care & support systems
  8. Principles of nursing care related to patient safety including restraints, assistive devices, ergonomic principles, safe handling techniques, hazardous materials, use of medical equipment
  9. Principles of nursing care related to use of professional peer reviewed studies, basics of critical thinking, cultural awareness, cultural influences on health and documentation principles.
  10. Principles of nursing care related to patient teaching/education

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Provide beginning level patient-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of patients, or their designees. (Patient-centered Care)(1-10)
  2. Describe their own strengths, limitations, and values in functioning as a member of a team. (Teamwork and Collaboration)(1-10)
  3. Describe evidence-based practice to include the components of research evidence, clinical expertise and patient/family values. (Evidence-based Practice)(1-10)
  4. Recognize that nursing students and other health professionals are part of systems of care and care processes that affect outcomes for patients and families. (Quality Improvement)(1-10)
  5. Delineate general categories of errors/hazards of care and describe factors that create a culture of safety. (Safety)(1-10)
  6. Describe examples of how technology, information management, and methods of documentation are related to the quality and safety of patient care. (Informatics)(1-10)

Required Assessment:
  1. Assignments, Exams, Standardized Exams