This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of nursing across the lifespan and the role of the registered nurse. The nursing process will be utilized to identify and provide the building blocks of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to assess, implement and monitor selected nursing interventions and technologies. Concepts presented include beginning professionalism, therapeutic communication, documentation, life-span considerations, and basic introduction to skills for supporting patient care, physical assessment, infection control, patient education, and safety and nursing interventions. These concepts are presented and practiced in the skills lab and in the clinical area. Lab fees may be applicable. Prerequisites: Admission to the ASN Level Nursing program; NURS 209 if applicable.
This nursing course is offered to nursing students at the campus site they regularly attend. The lecture portion of the course may be offered by in-classroom instruction or by interactive video classroom technology*
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Admission to the ASN Level Nursing program; NURS 209 if applicable.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall (2nd 8 weeks) and Spring (2nd 8 weeks).
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.