NUR1020C Introduction To Nursing
There are no corequisites for this course.
An introductory course designed for beginning nursing
students to develop knowledge and skills with concepts such as:
therapeutic environment, therapeutic communication, therapeutic
relationships and additional foundations for safe and effective
care. Studies will encompass legal and ethical issues of the nurse,
including Florida Statutes, and the concept of professional
- Varcarolis, E.M. & Halter, M.J.. Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care, 2nd ed., Saunders-Elsevier, 2013. ISBN: 9781455706617
- Potter, R.A. & Perry, A.G.. Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th ed., Elsevier-Mosby, 2013. ISBN: 9780323079334
- Varcarolis, E.M.. Manuel of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans, 4th ed., Saunders-Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 9781437717822
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||As outline in the Nursing Student Handbook
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Program Outcome 1: Patient-Centered Care
Advocate for patients, recognizing the patient or designee as the
source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and
coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values,
Program Outcome 2: Teamwork and Collaboration
Collaborate effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams,
fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-
making to achieve quality patient care.
Program Outcome 3:Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Use nursing judgment based on best current evidence to provide safe
care for patients and families across the lifespan.
Program Outcome 4: Quality Improvement (QI)
Apply principles of quality improvement to monitor the outcomes of
care and minimize risk of harm to patients and providers.
Program Outcome 5: Safety
Employ practices to ensure safety of patients and improve outcomes
PROGRAM OUTCOME 6: Informatics
Use information and technology to communicate, document care,
minimize error, and support decision making.
PROGRAM OUTCOME 7: Professionalism
Demonstrate professionalism in the implementation of the role of the
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Patient Centered Care
1. Explore ethical and legal implication of patient-centered care,
describe the limits and boundaries of therapeutic patient-centered
care or relationships and facilitate informed patient consent for
Team Work and Collaboration
2. Communicate with team members, adapting style of communicating to
needs of the team and the situation, demonstrating commitment to
team goals and actions to resolve conflicts.
Evidence Based Practice
3. Use reliable sources for locating evidence reports related to
clinical practice topics and guidelines.
4. Use tools to that explain the importance of variation and
measurement in assessing quality of care.
5. Communicate observations or concerns related to hazards and
errors to patients, families and the health care team and use
organizational error reporting systems for near miss and error
6. Apply technology and information management tools to support safe
processes of care.
7. Maintain professional behavior and appearance.
8.Comply with the Nursing Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, and
policies and procedures of Pensacola State College, Department of
Nursing, and clinical agencies.
9.Accept individual responsibility and accountability for nursing
interventions, outcomes, and other actions.
|Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the College and the department.
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Learning activities may include: online lecture-discussion,
activities, and multi-media learning support materials, written
assignments and online exams, and required and suggested reading
assignments. In addition to the assigned learning activities,
students are encouraged to explore multimedia resources provided on
the LMS related to the nursing care of patients in mental health
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.
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.