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  Course 123


Course Title:                  Concepts of Nursing

اسم المقرر 

Course Number:            NUR 123

رقم و رمز المقرر

Units Number:             4 hours (2 theory+ 2practice)

عدد وحداته الدراسية و توزيعها

Co-requisite:                  NUR 122

مقرر مرافق

Level:                             Two

موقع المستوى الدراسي للتخصص


Course Description:

وصف المقرر

This course is designed as an introduction to selected concepts that can be used in a large

variety of clinical settings. Once acquired and understood, this type of knowledge enables students to analyze situations, make decisions and solve problems. The nursing process will be

presented as the basic organizational framework within which nursing knowledge is

applied.  It assists students in providing effective, systematic and scientifically based nursing care.                                                                                                                                



أهداف المقرر

By the of the course,  the student nurse will be able to:

1- Comprehend concepts that are fundamental to the practice of nursing.

2- Apply knowledge to patient are within the framework of nursing process.

3- analyze the role of the nurse in promoting healthy physiologic responses of patients.


Other specialty benefits from this course:

التخصصات المستفيدة من المقررات


Medical Surgical Nursing (NUR 244), Clinical Aspects of Medical Surgical Nursing (NUR 245),

Emergency Care Nursing (488), maternity and child Nursing (NUR 362), and Community and

Mental Health Care Nursing (NUR 472).                     .                                                      



Course Outline:                                                         hours

الموضوعات الرئيسية في المقرر

1-            Concepts of health and illness;

·              Human Needs.                                                           2 hrs


2-  the Nursing Process:                                            4 hrs

·       Definition

·       Characteristics

·       Steps




              - Outcome identification

              - Planning

              - Implementation

              - Evaluation

3- Communication in Nursing                                   2hrs

4- Concept Related to the Care of Individuals:                 12 hrs

·       Self Concept.

·       Pain.

·       Sleep.

·       Stress.

·       Immobility:

                        - problems of immobility

                        - preventing problems of immobility.

                        - pressure ulcers





5- Promoting Healthy Physiologic responses:                      6 hrs

·        Problem safety.

·       Promoting oxygenation.

·       Promoting comfort.

·       Promoting activity and exercise.

·       Promoting proper nutrition.

·       Promoting urine elimination.

·       Promoting bowel elimination.


6- Documentation:                                                          4 hrs


Method of Teaching:

الطرائق المقترحة لتدريس المقرر

·       Lecture

·       Discussion and Participation

·       Data show presentation

·       Skills Demonstration and Remonstration



نظام التقويم

·       Quizzes                                              10%

·       Midterm written examination                10%

·       Midterm clinical exam                          20%

·       Final written exam                              20%

·       Final clinical exam                              40%




·       Kozier B, Erb G, Berman A and Snyder S. Fundamentals of Nursing. 7th ed.

   Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River. New Jersey. 2004.

·       Kozier B, Erb G, Berman A and Snyder S. Techniques in Clinical Nursing. 5th ed.

   Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River. New Jersey. 2004.

·       Smeltzer S. Bare L. Brunner and Suddarth's Taxtbook of Medical Surgical Nursing.

   10 th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2004.

·       Roe S. Delmar's Clinical Nursing Skills & Concepts. Library of Congress

   Cataloging- in- publication Data. 2003.

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