District Syllabus
NUR1020C
Introduction To Nursing


Credit Hours: 8
Contact Hours: 14
Laboratory Fee: $408.25
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This nursing course introduces the nursing student to client care needs: safe effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity. Client care needs, professional behaviors, communication, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care activities form the integrated framework for clinical practice in long term and acute care settings.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Potter, R.A. & Perry, A.G.. Study Guide and Skills Performance Checklists for Potter/Perry Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th ed., Elsevier-Mosby, 2012. ISBN: 9780323084697
  • Potter, R.A. & Perry, A.G.. Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th ed., Elsevier-Mosby, 2012. ISBN: 9780323079334
  • Potter & Perry. [Evolve Access Code] Nursing Skills Online, Version 2.0 for Potter & Perry: Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th ed., Evolve-Elsevier, 2012. ISBN: 978032089241
  • Lewis, S.N., Heitkemper, M.M., Dirksen, S.R., O'Brien, P.G., & Bucher, L.. Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 8th ed., Mosby-Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 9780323065801
  • Lewis, S.N., Heitkemper, M.M., Dirksen, S.R., O'Brien, P.G., & Bucher, L.. Study Guide - Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 8th ed., Mosby-Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 9780323066549
  • Kee, J. L., & Hayes, E.R.. Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th ed., Saunders-Elsevier, 2012. ISBN: 9781437717712
  • Deglin, J.H. & Vallerand, A.H.. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 13th ed., F.A. Davis, 2011. ISBN: 9780803628335
  • Leeuwen & Poelhuis-Leth. Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, 5th ed., F.A. Davis, 2011. ISBN: 9780803636644
  • Weins, D., & Thomas, C.L.. Taber's Cylcopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st ed., F.A. Davis, 2009. ISBN: 978083615595
  • Evolve. [Evolve Access Code] Simulation Learning System for Potter & Perry Fundamentals of Nursing, 7th ed., Evolve, 2012. ISBN: 9780323073721
  • Evolve. [Evolve Access Code] Simulation learning System for Lewis Medical Surgical Nursing, 8th ed., Evolve, 2011. ISBN: 9780323079136
  • Evolve. [Evolve Access Code] SimChart (18 month student Access), none ed., Evolve, 2011. ISBN: 9781455710874
  • Pamela L. Swearingen, RN. All-In-One Care Planning Resource, 3rd ed., Mosby, 2012. ISBN: 9780323074209
Supplies:
  • Stethoscope
  • Bandage Scissors
  • Nursing Lab Supplies - Various (RN)
Supplemental Materials: Books:
  • Nugent, P.M. & Vitale, B.A.. Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students, 6th ed., F.A. Davis, 2012. ISBN: 9780803628182
  • Nugent, P.M. & Vitale, B.A.. Fundamentals Success, 3rd ed., F. A. Davis, 2012. ISBN: 978083627796
  • Silvestri, L.A.. Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 5th ed., Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 9781437720228
  • Hinds, et al. HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 9780323065856
Special Requirements: DOSAGES AND SOLUTIONS TEST: Students are required to take the Dosages and Solutions Test as a measure for program progression. To successfully pass this test, students must achieve a score of 90% or better within two attempts. The student's score on this test does NOT count toward the student's course grade, but it is a requirement to progress to the next course.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Professional Behaviors
Identify attributes and values necessary for the role of the 
registered nurse

Communication
Differentiate among effective, non-effective, non-effective, 
therapeutic, and non-therapeutic communication

Clinical Decision-Making
Relate the nursing process to clinical decision-making to promote 
physiological and psychosocial integrity

Caring Interventions
Maintain a safe environment for the client

Teaching and Learning
With the assistance of the instructor, develop a teaching plan for a 
client.

Collaborating
Establish a collaborative relationship with the client to assure 
client input into decision-making.

Managing Care
Effectively manage nursing care through planning and organizing 
nursing care to support client needs.


              
              
              
              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
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Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of the student's level of success in meeting the course objectives and expected learning outcomes is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of Pensacola State College and the Nursing Department. Competency will be measured through in-class exams and other graded assignments, safe/satisfactory completion of lab/skills competencies, and safe/satisfactory clinical performance assessment. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.