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Intro Nursing (ASN)
INTRO NURSING
CLASS CODE: NURS 100A CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction of concepts related to nursing professionalism including: values, leadership, economics, ethics, teaching/learning, legal implications, cultural, and spiritual aspects. Communication and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.
TAUGHT: Fall Semester
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
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. Develop a therapeutic nurse/patient relationship, to include therapeutic communication skills.

2. Describe the development of nursing from a historical perspective.

3. Share techniques or ways of developing a "stress-resistant personality."

4. Identify the purpose and functions of professional nursing organizations.

5. Discuss the definition of nursing as a "Profession."

6. Use the Conceptual Model as a guide in developing a holistic approach to nursing practice.

7. Describe trends in health care delivery.

8. Describe the functions of the members of the Health Care Team.

9. Identify student nurse values and the obligation of value clarification.

10. Describe the potential effect of nurse/patient value conflicts on patient care.

11. Assess self-concepts and self-expectations.

12. Identify their way of coping with stress and ways to develop a stress-resistant personality.

13. Describe the physiology and functions of sleep.

14. Describe differences in caring practices of various cultures and discuss the implications for nursing practice.

15. Describe the relationship between spiritual beliefs and health practices.

16. Describe factors relating to the legal regulation of nursing practice.

17. Develop an understanding of the role of nurse teacher.

18. Understand the broad ideas of health care economics and their relationship to nursing practice.

19. Develop an understanding of the various roles of nursing leadership.

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

1. Be part of building a trusting patient/nurse relationship.

2. Participate in communications with student nurses whenever possible (considering condition or problem).

3. Share techniques or ways of developing a "stress-resistant personality."

4. Participate, as desired, in own spiritual beliefs and individual health practices.

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

1. Value and utilize the Nursing Process in nursing roles through critical thinking and decision making.

2. Utilize the Nursing Process to formulate and revise the patient's care plan as it relates to Professional issues.

3. Utilize the Nursing Process in a variety of situations as it pertains to Interpersonal Communication Skills.
REQUIREMENTS: Attendance: By attending class you will learn the components of what it takes to be a safe, competent nurse. If you miss class it will diminish your capabilities of passing the State Board Exam. You also miss the opportunity to take the quiz!!! (if given).
Course Policies: All Assignments are due as outlined in the Syllabus Calender for your section. If late, there will be a five (5) % points per day reduction in your assignment grade. If there is any academic dishonesty you may be dismissed from the nursing program and/or school.
Major Exams: There will be fourteen exams which will be taken as take home exams, one each week of this semester. Your average on the fourteen exams must be at least 75% to pass this course. Your exams will make up 90% of your grade.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class. You must be there on time to take the quiz. There is no make up for missed quizzes. Quiz points are grouped within the 10 percent group and will be averaged into your total points at 10% or your grade.
Written Assignments: These assignments are to be typed. Computers are available in the Library. Part of your grade will be dependent upon your ability to use English correctly; organize your work; correct spelling and punctuation. Written Assignments count as part of the quiz points and are averaged in at 10% or your grade.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into the Nursing Program and Concurrent enrollment in NURS 100.
OTHER: Teaching Strategies: Lecture, Discussion, Group Discussion, Overhead Projector, Other Visual Aides.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003