Foundation of Nursing
Course Title: Foundation of Nursing
Course Number: NUR 122
Units Number: 3 hours (2 theory + 1 practice)
Co-requisite: NUR 123
The course introduces the student nurses to the fundamentals of nursing skills within
the nursing process framework. This course is offered as a co-requisite to NUR
123 (Concept). The course is designed in a modular form; each module integrates
theory and skills needed to perform basic nursing skills. The teaching method
demonstration and return demonstration will be employed, and evaluation will be
on the student's fulfillment of the prerequisite material for each module,
By the of the sessions the student nurse will be able to:
1- Comprehend the rationale and basic concepts underlying nursing care in order
to adjust nursing skills accordingly.
2- Acquire competency in performing basic nursing skills in the nursing- process framework.
3- Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others while performing nursing care
4- Apply the process of critical thinking to patient care interventions.
Other specialty benefits from this course:
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
I- Promoting Infection Control: 4 hrs
· Basic (Medical Aspects).
· Basic (Surgical Aspects).
II- promoting Patient Hygiene: 4 hrs
· Bed making
· Bathing a Patient
· Patient Personal Hygiene.
· Hair Care
· Foot Care
III- Assessing Vital Signs: 4 hrs
· Pulse rate
· Blood pressure.
· Height and weight
IV- Medication Administration: 10 hrs
· Drug administration.
· Oral medication
· Sublingual medication
· Topical medication
· Eye medication
· Ear medication
· Respiratory medication
· Suppository medication
· Parenteral medication
V- Wound Care and Dressings: 2 hrs
· Isolation Technique.
VI- Nutritional Management: 2 hrs
· Nutrient Via Tube Feeding
VII- Urinary And Bowel Elimination: 2 hrs
· Urinary elimination.
· Bowel elimination.
Method of Teaching:
· Discussion and Participation
· Data show presentation
· Skills Demonstration and Remonstration
· Quizzes 10%
· Midterm written examination 10%
· Midterm clinical exam 20%
· Final written exam 20%
· Final clinical exam 40%
Carol Taylor, Carol Lillis, Priscilla LeMone, Pamela Lynn. Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art
and Science of Nursing Care, 6 edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006
Pamela Lynn . Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach, 6 edition,
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006 ,
Pamela Lynn . Skill Checklists to Accompany Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills:
A Nursing Process Approach, 6 edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006