2017-2018 Catalog Vol. 78 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Catalog Vol. 78 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RNSG 1513 Foundations for Nursing Practice

CIP Code: 513801

Credit Hours: 5
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Contact Hour Total: 144

Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Content includes fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, and a systematic framework for decision-making and critical thinking. Emphasis on knowledge, judgments, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. The mechanisms of disease and the needs and problems that can arise are discussed and how the nursing process helps manage the patient through these issues. The content of this course will assist the student to develop his or her role as a member of the profession in providing patient-centered care, while emphasizing patient safety and advocacy and collaboration among the health care team. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the generic ADN Program. Co-enrolled: RNSG 1215  and RNSG 1301 .
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course

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