Introductory Nursing (ASN)
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course provides the learner experience in utilizing the nursing process to provide fundamental care for patients in long-term and acute-care settings.

TAUGHT: Fall Semester
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Progress in personal and professional stewardship goals.

2. Recognize and work to resolve value conflicts between the student and patient which affect the ability to accomplish the plan of care.

3. Develop the caring relationship through empathy, acceptance, and congruence.

4. Relate to patients in a professional rather than a social role.

5. Maintain professional commitments and understand ethical dilemmas.

6. Use therapeutic communication skills.

7. Acquire the beginnning knowledge and skills to understand and practice the standard of care for adult patients.

8. Incorporate beginning nursing knowledge and skills in teaching situations.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Identify, sustain, and educate the patient, patient's support system, and values in the plan of care.

2. Realize the significance of the patient's support systems in establishing the plan of care.

3. Determine the patient's knowledge of health maintenance and illness and ability to participate in the treatment program.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Demonstrate teaching of prevention and health maintenance in regards to the medical and nursing diagnoses emphasized throughout the course.

2. Value the use of and demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in a variety of patient care and team collaboration efforts.

3. Assess the patient's developmental functional level and ability to perform activities of daily living in relationhship to his/her current physical, emotional, and spiritual condition and needs.

4. Value and utilize the nursing process in theory and clinical settings.

5. Use the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care.
REQUIREMENTS: Class Attendance - Attendance to class and lectures and demonstrations is important because they are vital learning resources to assist you on written examinations and class quizzes and in your clinical work. It is also during lectures and seminars that college and department announcements may be made and general class management items will be discussed. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY!!

Clinical/Lab Attendance - Lab time and clinical experience are mandatory for successful completion of this course. All absences and tardies must be made up or a clinical failure will result. Instructors must be notified of the absence as soon as possible, BEFORE the lab or clinical if at all possible. Allow extra travel time during winter conditions.

Workshops - Two workshops are scheduled during the semester. The first one is an overnight excursion during the first week of school at the Natural Science Lodge near Yale Creek in Island Park. Class material will be discussed during this time including confidentiality, patient rights, the central syllabus and blood pressure practice. There will also be time to become better acquainted with one another. An AIDS workshop is scheduled towards the end of the semester from 8 to 12 in the MC Little Theater. Guest speakers will be presenting. Attendance is mandatory at these workshops and impossible to substitute.

Lab Practice Time - Many of the skills being learned in the lab require much practice to solidify and develop proper habits. Flexible times for practice are possible with prior arrangement by contacting the lab assistants. You are expected and required to practice in the lab.

Papers - Nursing Process Worksheets (NPW) will be required throughout the semester. Papers are to be handed in or placed in the instructor’ box on time. Late papers will be assessed 5 percent per day.

Quizzes - Quizzes may be announced or unannounced and will cover the material being discussed on that day of class or lab. They can give you valuable insight into areas which need further study and are used to encourage you to prepare for class. They are usually given at the beginning of class. Quizzes will not be given out late. If missed, they may not be made up.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into the nursing program and completion of BIO 268 or BIO 264/265; and Chem 101, 105, or one full year of High School Chemistry with a grade of "B" or better.
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
Syllabus: $45
Nursing Kit: $125