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TCC Catalog 2016-17 
TCC Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR1020C Fundamental Concepts of Nursing

5 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite(s): acceptance to the Nursing program.
Corequisite(s): NUR1141 .
This course will explore the fundamentals of the nursing process, setting the groundwork for students to care for patients in a variety of clinical and community settings. Students will build on and utilize knowledge from all prerequisite coursework.  This course will focus on basic assessment skills of each body system as well as fundamental nursing skills such as vital signs, patient hygiene, skin and wound care and medication administration. Additional course topics include professional and therapeutic communication, activity and sleep, death and end of life care, nutrition, culture, sexuality, stress, safety, infection control, patient teaching and health promotion. The nursing process will be utilized throughout the course to encourage critical thinking. Lab experience in this course will present basic and intermediate skills necessary to provide safe patient care. Clinical experience in this course will provide opportunities for the student to apply newly acquired knowledge of the nursing process and of basic nursing skills. Lecture: 45 hours; Lab/simulation/clinical: 90 hours Does not count toward A.A. degree.