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PNR 110 - Fundamentals of Nursing


Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 5 Clinical Hours: 4 Credits: 5

Description: This course provides an introduction to basic principles and beginning skills necessary to the nursing process. Concepts are integrated relating to physiological and psychosocial needs of the individual. Legal and ethical roles of the practical nurses are emphasized. 

Prerequisite(s): Take COL 101 ENG 101 PSY 201 BIO 112  and MAT 110  or MAT 120  with a minimum grade of C.      
Course Topics:
Concepts in Nursing: 

  • Health & Wellness
  • Health Care Delivery System
  • Community Based-Practice
  • Legal Principles
  • Ethics
  • Evidence-Based Practice

Process in Nursing Care:

  • Critical thinking
  • Nursing Process
  • Informatics & Documentation
  • Communication
  • Patient Education
  • Managing Patient Care

Essentials for Nursing Practice: 

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Administering Medications
  • Vital Signs
  • Fluid
  • Electrolyte
  • Acid-Based Balances

Promoting Psychosocial Health:

  • Caring in Nursing Practice
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Spiritual Health
  • Growth & Development
  • Self-Concept & Sexuality
  • Stress & Coping
  • Loss & Grief

Promoting Physical Health:

  • Exercise & Activity
  • Safety, Hygiene
  • Oxygenation
  • Sleep
  • Pain Management
  • Nutrition
  • Urinary & Bowel Elimination
  • Immobility
  • Skin Integrity & Wound Care
  • Sensory Alterations
  • Surgical Patient

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Nurse Pack (1) - sold in sec bookstore
  •  ATI-PN materials for first semester students
  • Nursing Uniform as outlined in the Practical Nursing Program Handbook
  • Spartanburg Community College Practical Nursing Student Handbook - current academic year
  • SCC Student Planner and Handbook - current academic year

Grading System:
An overall grade of B or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59


Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Participate in the Nursing Process within the scope of practice of the Practical Nurse. (PLO 2)
  2. Verbalize the impact that cultural beliefs and values have in the performance of nursing skills. (PLO 2)
  3. Perform data collection and evidenced based nursing interventions for holistic care of individuals. (PLO 2/6)
  4. Utilize accepted principles and procedures for providing safe and effective nursing care in the performance of psycho motor skills. (PLO 1)
  5. Apply principles and techniques of therapeutic communication, at a beginning level, with patients, family members, staff, peers and faculty. (PLO 3)
  6. Participate in collaboration with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, as assigned by the registered nurse, to support positive individual and organizational outcomes in a safe and cost-effective manner. (PLO 4)
  7. Demonstrate appropriate actions regarding nursing practice consistent with professional values and ethical, legal, and regulatory guidelines. (PLO 5)
  8. Recall principles of dimensional analysis to correctly calculate drug dosages.

 


For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals


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2023-2024