Foundations of Nursing I

VNSG 1304 -Spring  2004
Revised 01/19/2004

Course Description: This Foundations of Nursing I course is designed to provide the Vocational Nursing Student with an introduction to the Nursing Profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical  issues and the role of the vocational nurse.  Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process and holistic awareness.

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Course Learning Outcomes:

The Student will:

I. Identify roles and legal , ethical and professional responsibilities of a vocational nurse as a member of the health care team in a variety of health care setting

1.   State the purpose and identify various sources of standards of practice and how they are derived. (POC 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1f; POC 2d, 2f, 2g; POC 3n; POC 5a, 5c; POC 6a, 6e; POC 7a; COC 1b; COC 2c; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a; MOP 3b) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11)

2.   State ethical and legal implications of standards of vocational nursing practice and discuss ways to reduce personal liability.  (POC 3j, 3k, 3m; POC 5b, POC 6a, 6e; COC 2c; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a, 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

3.   Describe how standards of nursing practice apply to practice.  (POC 3j, 3k, 3m; POC 5b, POC 6a, 6e; COC 2c; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a, 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

4.   Explain the relationship among the concepts of ethics, morality and law.  (POC 3j, 3k, 3m; POC 5b, POC 6a, 6e; COC 2c; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a, 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

5.   Describe major ethical principles that have an impact on Health Care.  (POC 3j, 3k, 3m; POC 5b, POC 6a, 6e; COC 2c; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a, 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) 

6.   Demonstrate personal development by assuming responsibility for:

a.        Submitting written assignments by specified date and time. (POC 7b,c, COC1,a&b ,Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

b.        Respecting the dignity and worth of humans and their inherent rights by exhibiting mutual respect for classmates and instruction. (POC 3a, Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

c.        Demonstrating acceptance of constructive criticism.  (POC 6e,Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

d.        Adhering to program and clinical policies according to the Vocational Nursing Student Handbook and Clinical Handbooks.  (POC 6e,Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

7.       Assess personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to critical thinking skills.  (POC 2e, 2f; POC 3b, 3c) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

8.       Identify behaviors that illustrate the traits of a nurse who is a critical thinker.  (POC 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1f; POC 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

9.       Identify learning style methods that can be incorporated for effective study.  (POC 2e, 2f; POC 3a, 3e; POC 4b) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11)

10.       Design a time management plan.  (POC 2e; POC 5a; POC 6c) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11)

11.   Identify strategies for improving test-taking outcomes.  (COC 1a; MOP 1e; MOP 2c) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11)

II. Identify characteristics of a therapeutic nurse client relationship

1.   Describe the process of communication and factors that influence it.  (POC 2f; POC 3b; POC 6d; COC 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

2.   Differentiate between verbal and non-verbal communication.  (POC 2f; POC 3b; POC 6d; POC 7c; COC 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 6, 9, 11)

III.  Examine positive mental health practices emphasizing cultural and spiritual diversity

1.       Define health as it relates to the whole person. (POC 1a, 1d; POC 3f) (Scans 1, 2)

2.       Discover personal attitudes about health and illness (MOP 1d) (Scans 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)

3.       Identify components of a healthy lifestyle.  (POC 2b; POC 3d, 3f) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11)

4.       Discuss the value of maintaining personal health through positive self-care practices in order to function as an effective role model and render optimum patient care.  (POC 1D; POC 2a, 2b, 2c) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11)

5.   Describe the components and characteristics of culture.  (POC 1d; POC 3e) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

6.   Compare and contracts diverse health beliefs of major cultural groups in the U.S.  (POC 1d; POC 3e) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

7.   Discuss stress, adaptation and anxiety as they affect health.  (POC 3i) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)

8.   Explain stresses inherent in the change process and discuss the effects of stress on the whole individual.  (POC 3i ) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)

9.   Explain nursing interventions that promote positive adaptation to stress.  (POC 3i) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)

IV.  Relate the history of nursing to the present day

1.   Identify major historical events and persons that have shaped current nursing practice.  (MOP 3a) (Scans 1)

2.   Describe and apply basic nursing principles discussed by Florence Nightingale that are still practiced today in nursing.  (POC 1c, 1d; POC 2c; POC 3f, 3h, 3j; POC 4b; COC 2a; MOP 1d; MOP 2b; MOP 3a) (Scans 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 11)

3.   Discuss the contribution of early nursing leaders in the U.S.  (POC 1D; POC 2e; POC 4b; MOP 1d; MOP 2b, MOP 3a) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 6, 11) 

4.   Define the role of the LVN/LPN.  (POC 1a; POC 2d; POC 3e, 3f, 3g, 3j, 3n; POC 4c; POC 5a, 5b, 5c; POC 6c, 6d, 6e; POC 7b; COC 1a, 1b; COC 2a; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c, 1e; MOP 2b; MOP 3b, 3c) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

5.   Describe selected nursing organizations and their purposes and functions.  (MOP 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e; MOP 2a, 2b; MOP 3b, 3c) (Scans 1, 2, 10, 11)

6.   Describe the types of services and the settings in which health care is delivered in the U.S.  (POC 1f; POC 2b; POC 3f, 3k, 3m, 3n; POC 4c; POC 5c; POC 6a, 6e; POC 7b; COC 1a; COC 2a, 2c; COC 3a, 3b; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a, 2b; MOP 3b) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

V.  Recognize the components of the nursing process related to primary nursing intervention

1.       Utilize Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs to identify and prioritize basic human needs.  Verbalize how Maslow’s theory can be applied to setting client care priorities.  (POC 2e; POC 3a, 3f, 3n) (Scans 1,2 4, 5, 6, 10, 11)

2.   Relate the nursing process to the problem solving method.  (POC 1a, 1b; POC 2e; POC 3n; POC 4c; POC 5c; POC 6c, 6d; POC 7a; COC 1b; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c; MOP 2a, 2b) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

3.   Describe the nursing process as a tool for promoting multidisciplinary collaboration.  (POC 1f; POC 2b; POC 3e, 3n; POC 4c; POC 5c; POC 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d; POC 7a; COC 1a; COC 2a, 2b, 2c; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c) (Scans 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

4.   Explain the purpose of documentation in heath care.  (POC 2f; POC 3b; POC 4c; POC 6a, 6b, 6d; POC 7a; COC 1b; COC 2b; MOP 1c) (Scans 1, 2)

5.   Discuss the principles of effective documentation.  (POC 2f; POC 3b; POC 4c; POC 6a, 6b, 6d; POC 7a; COC 1b; COC 2b; MOP 1c) (Scans 1, 2)

6.   Explain the importance of client education in today’s health care climate.  (POC 2g; POC 3c; POC 4b; COC 1b; MOP 2a) (Scans 1, 2, 5, 10, 11)

7.   Discuss the nurse’s personal responsibility relating to teaching.  (POC 4c) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)

8.   Describe teaching strategies that make learning meaningful to clients.  (POC 4a, 4b, 4c) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)

VI Discuss Trends in Modern Health Care

1.   Identify members of the Health Care team and their respective roles.  (MOP 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d; MOP 2b, 2c; MOP 3b, 3c) (Scans 1, 5, 11)

2.   Discuss heath financing and describe the differences among financial programs for health care services and reimbursement.  (COC 3a) (Scans 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9)

3.   Describe the emerging trends and issues for the Health Care Delivery System.  (COC 1a, 1b; COC 3a, 3b; MOP 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e; MOP 2a, 2b,2c; MOP 3b) (Scans 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11)

Course Level: Introductory
Pre- requisite: Completion of School of Health Science Prerequisite Core Courses are required.  Acceptance into Vocation Program.
Time Allotment: 48 Hours - 3 semester credits

See Calendar for Course Schedule

Instructor: 

Virginia Maldonado-Maxwell BSN, RN

Telephone: 

Office 554-5096

 

 

 

Cell: 459-7320 

Office Location: 

LHSB-2.528  

Office Hours: 

Mondays 1200-1600

Tuesdays 0800-0900

 

Wed., Thurs. and Fri. by appt.

Methods of Instruction:  

Instructional Aids: 

Lecture

Films

Written assignment

Charts

Critical thinking activities

Overheads

Discussion

Computers

PowerPoint presentation

 

Course Grading System

Class participation (Quizzes)

 10%

Homework ( workbook)

10%

Written Assignments

 10%

Class Presentations

 20%

Tests

20%

Final Exam

 30%

Total

 100%

Exams:

No makeup exams will be given.  Students absent on day of exam will be given a zero.

Assignments:

All assignments will be due at 0800. No late assignments will be accepted. Student will receive a zero.

Students with Disabilities:

Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request academic adjustment in this class, should notify the Disability Services Office early in the semester so that the appropriate accommodations can be made. In accordance with federal law, a student requesting academic adjustments must provide documentation of his/her disability to the Disability Services counselor. For more information, call or visit the Counseling Center in Tandy 205 (956-544-8292)

Seriousness of Purpose:

Students are expected to be present, prompt, prepared and focused on the activities of the class. Appropriate questions and discussions are welcomed during class. Students, who are disruptive, exhibit rude or disrespectful behavior to the professor or other students will be asked to leave the class. Guidelines for disciplinary actions will be followed from the student handbook published on campus and the departmental student guidelines.

Academic or scholastic dishonesty, including plagiarism, collusion, or cheating on any examination, test or classroom assignment will be treated with the greatest severity.

Lecture Notes:

Lecture notes for Ethics

Lecture notes are available online from web page for students benefit.  Students should download and review the set of notes prior to coming to the corresponding class. Questions or clarification should be referred back to content in reference textbook.  These notes are by no means supposed to replace students own reading efforts. 

References:

White Lois(200) #1 Foundations of Nursing:  Caring for the Whole Person  (1st edition ) Delmar Publishing and Study Guide to Accompany
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 Study Guide is also required text

 


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