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COURSE NUMBER: NURS192
COURSE TITLE:Concepts of Nursing (ADN Level I, First Semester)
DIVISION:Sciences
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:12
CONTACT HOURS:291
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:540
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Foundational preparation for nursing care based on the philosophy and science of nursing with content drawn from the physical, social, biological, and nutritional sciences. Incorporates identification of individual needs for life and health as a vital dimension of nursing care. Emphasis on the application of knowledge and the development of assessment skills for the individual’s needs in health or illness. Focuses on the development of skills related to the nursing process, communication, and interactions with the environment. Clinical experience provided in the hospital environment. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)

PREREQUISITES:
Acceptance into Nursing Program and admission to the College

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate beginning behaviors of professional nursing practice for lifelong personal responsibility while practicing within a legal, ethical and professional scope
  • Demonstrate beginning therapeutic communication skills when interacting with clients, significant support person (s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrate beginning components of the nursing process in make clinical judgments to ensure safe and accurate care of a diverse client population within a family and community context across the lifespan
  • Demonstrate beginning behaviors necessary in formulating clinical decisions that incorporate holistic needs of the client population by providing culturally and developmentally competent assessment and care while respecting differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs for clinical decision making
  • Demonstrate beginning behaviors that support a caring person-centered environment where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyles are respected
  • Illustrate an individualized teaching plan for client populations based on assessed needs
  • Demonstrate beginning behaviors of collaboration of clients, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrate effective utilization of client care technologies, information systems and other resources, to diverse client populations

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Professional Nursing, self concept, medical terminology
  • Infection Control and isolation
  • Aging and diagnostic measures
  • Insulin and insulin injections
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Health assessment
  • Nursing Process and development of the plan of care
  • Oral medications
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Death and dying
  • Nutrition
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wound healing and dressing change
  • Sleep, safety, sterile technique
  • Heat and cold
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Nursing care of the individual with an illness
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Lavage and gavage
  • Fluids and electrolytes
  • Enemas and ostomy care
  • Respiratory system
  • Pulmonary system, oxygenation and suctioning
  • Integumentary system
  • Arterial Blood Gases and their analysis
  • Eye, ears, nose and throat
  • Mental Health

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

*Subject to Change

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore
Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details.

EVALUATION:
The following grading system is utilized:
100-93.00
92.99-83.00
82.99-76.000
A
B
C

A grade between 75.5 and 75.9 WILL NOT be rounded up to obtain a passing grade; the student must achieve a 76% on the theory portion of the class to pass the course.


BIBLIOGRAPHY:
See required texts.

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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