Foundations of Professional Nursing (N311)


Course Memo

 Foundations of Professional Practice
This course introduces the student to basic nursing concepts, health promotion, and the nursing process. Basic human needs and safety in patient care are introduced. The course has a lab/clinical component for students to build a foundation of nursing psychomotor skills. (A grade of “A” or “B” is required to pass this course)
Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  •  Identify cultural and spiritual beliefs to provide patient-centered care for adults with basic health needs.
  •  Demonstrate psychomotor skills to safely meet the basic health needs of adults.
  •  Use the nursing process to provide and document basic patient care.
  •  Recognize appropriate communication skills and professional behaviors in interactions with patients and nursing staff members.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of required general education courses.

Assigned Books