Course Number: NUR122
Course Title: Foundation of Nursing
Credit Hours: 3 hours (2 theories + 1 practice)
Co-requisite: NUR 123
Foundation of nursing has been designed to provide today's students with solid foundations of nursing principles to prepare them to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Therefore, this 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, as their active participation in the teaching sessions.
At the end of the sessions the student nurse will be able to:
◘ Comprehend the rationale and basic concepts underlying nursing care in order to adjust nursing skills accordingly.
◘ Acquire competency in performing basic nursing skills in the nursing process framework
◘ Apply the process of critical thinking to patient care interventions.
◘ Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others while performing nursing care activities.
The theoretical knowledge will be given in a simplified self-study module format. Students are required to fulfill the modules prerequisite assignments (reading and homework) as scheduled prior to the teaching sessions. Basic nursing procedures and skills will be presented by demonstration and return demonstration teaching method in clinical skills nursing lab. Provision by the faculty member facilitating the course will be made for each student to individually redemonstrate the procedure