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Active as of Fall Semester 2015

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Professional Nursing Fundamentals

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 1540

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Credits - Variable: 0

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This is the first nursing course in the traditional program which explores the beginning fundamental concepts to the professional nurse. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and RN role for the following concepts: patient attributes and resources, patient personal preferences, attributes and roles of the nurse, care competencies, psychosocial nursing, scope of practice, caring, infection control, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Head to Toe Assessment, and documentation. Application of the content will be made in the Professional Nursing Fundamentals Lab.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NURS 1540 - Professional Nursing Fundamentals

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
Admission to Nursing Program

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 1540 - Professional Nursing Fundamentals

There are no corequisites for this course.