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Active as of Fall Semester 2015

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Professional Nursing Fundamentals Lab

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 1541

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 2

Credits - Variable: 0

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 4

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is designed to allow for the psychomotor application of concepts learned in the Fundamentals Course. Content includes 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. Selected RN psychomotor skills will be taught and evaluated in a realistic, simulated learning environment with an emphasis on the application of the nursing process and use of evidenced-based practices that promote patient safety and quality in the performance of psychomotor skills. The goal is to provide exposure to actual clinical situations that will promote confidence and the ability to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care in the clinical setting as students begin their journeys in the RN role. This course provides for hands-on application of clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills through quizzes, worksheets, exams, videos, audio power points, skills test-out, and simulation.

5. Placement Tests Required:

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

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NURS 1541 - Professional Nursing Fundamentals Lab

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
Admissionto Nursing Program

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 1541 - Professional Nursing Fundamentals Lab

There are no corequisites for this course.