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Active as of Fall Semester 2018

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

4. Course Description:

Professional Nursing Fundamentals provides an introduction to the theoretical foundation for client assessment and nursing skills. An introduction to the nursing process provides the student with a beginning framework for decision making. The key concepts of client-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics, professional identity / behavior, nursing judgment, managing care of the individual client are introduced. Basic pathophysiology will include nutrition, elimination, sensory perception, mobility, sexual health, sleep and rest, skin integrity, oxygenation, circulation, and fluid electrolyte balance. Application of the content will be made in 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 the Traditional Nursing Program and Proof of successful completion of CLC’s NSGA 1110 Nursing Assistant course OR another MN Department of Health approved nursing assistant course, taken within the last five years. If no proof of course, but you can provide proof that you are currently on the State of Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry, the class requirement can be waived.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 1540 - Professional Nursing Fundamentals

There are no corequisites for this course.