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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

N101
FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING




SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SCHEDULE


FALL 2004









SYLLABUS

Nursing 101
Fall 2004


Placement in Curriculum: Fall Semester, Level I

Course Description: Introduction to the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with nursing practice. Concepts of
physiological integrity, psychosocial integrity, a safe, effective care environment and health
promotion/maintenance are examined. The nursing process provides a framework to help the learner
think critically, assess factors that influence safe and effective care delivery, and integrate theory with
care of clients and families.
Co-requisite: Biol 109, Diet 111, Engl 101


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of N101, the student will:

1. Assess physiological, psychosocial, developmental and environmental factors that
influence the delivery of safe and effective nursing care.
2. Communicate with members of the health care team to provide safe and effective
care to client(s).
3. Demonstrate accountability by functioning within the ethical/legal parameters of
nursing practice, according to the students expected level of knowledge, skills and abilities.
4. Demonstrate basic skills related to physical assessment, medical asepsis,
medication administration and provision of care.
5. Provide basic care to promote physiological function.
6. Identify communication skills that facilitate a therapeutic relationship with a
client.
7. Assess coping mechanisms and cultural influences of clients and families.
8. Identify factors that facilitate client/familys abilities to function optimally across
the lifespan.
9. Understand risk factors that influence health promotion for clients and families.




Teaching Strategies: The strategies listed below will be employed to teach the content of the course to actively demonstrate the
strategies taught in the course.

Class Discussions/Seminar
Selected Readings
Writing Assignments
Clinical Experience
College Nursing Skills Laboratory

Weekly Topics
See attached week to week.

Evaluation Methods

N101 is divided into three segments for evaluation purposes. A satisfactory grade in each segment is required for successful
completion of the course. All evaluation tools derive from course objectives. The three segments are:

College Nursing Skills Laboratory performance is evaluated by student skills demonstration and written testing. Students are tested
on critical elements of skills at the end of the semester. All critical elements must be performed at a satisfactory level. All re-testing
of critical elements must be completed before N101 final examination is taken. Students are required to achieve 90% mastery in
mathematics testing.

Clinical Experience is graded on a Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory basis. Students are evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory for
each clinical objective required in the nursing course for which the student is enrolled. A student who receives a grade of satisfactory
for every required objective receives a satisfactory grade for the clinical portion of the course. A student who receives a grade of
unsatisfactory for one or more objectives has not demonstrated the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for the established level of
practice. Students who receive an unsatisfactory grade for the clinical portion of the course receive a grade of F for the course. See
clinical evaluation tool for further clarification.

Class Discussions/Seminar testing occurs during scheduled N101 lecture times. The tests will be approximately 1 hour in length
except for the final which will be 2 hours in length. There are 3 unit examinations, a comprehensive final examination, a critical
thinking project, and a summative in class writing assignment.

Test #1 15%
Test #2 20%
Test #3 20%
CT Paper 10%
In Class Writing Assignment 10%
Comprehensive
Final 25% 100%

Seventy percent is the minimum required for successful completion of this segment of N101. The range of grade scores is:

A = 90%
B = 80%
C = 70%
D = 60%
F = Below 60%

Students are referred to the Student Guide for information concerning policies on test absence and test grading. Failure of any one or
more of these three segments:

College Nursing Skills Laboratory
Clinical Experience
Class Discussion/Seminar

results in failure of N101 regardless of performance in the other segment(s) of the course. Failure of N101 requires withdrawal from
the nursing program
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
NURSING 101
FALL 2004

REQUIRED TEXTS

Ackley, B.J. and Ladwig, G.B. (2003). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook,
(6
th
Edition). Philadelphia: Mosby.

Ignatavicius, D.D., Workman, M.L., Mishlar, M.A. (2002). Medical-Surgical Nursing
Across the Health Care Continium, (4
th
Edition). Philadelphia: W.B.Saunders.

Kee, J.L. and Hayes, E.R. (2003). Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach,
(4th Edition). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Pillitteri, A. (2003). Maternal and Child Health Nursing, (4
th
Edition). Philadelphia:
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Potter, P.P. and Perry, A.G.. (2004). Fundamentals of Nursing (6
th
Edition). Philadelphia:
Mosby.

Smith-Temple, A.J. (2001). Nurses Guide to Clinical Proceedures, (4
th
Edition). Philadelphia:
Lippincott.

Varcarolis, E.M. (2002). Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing,
(4
th
Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

A. ONE MEDICAL/NURSING DICTIONARY, for example:
Tabors Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary. Philadelphia: Philadelphia: F.A.Davis.
Mosbys Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary: Philadelphia, Mosby.
Miller-Keane. Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied
Health. Philadelphia: Saunders.

B. ONE DRUG CALCULATION BOOK, for example:
Kee and Marshall (2001). Clinical Calculations with Applications of General and
Speciality Area (4
th
Edition). Philadelphia: Saunders.
Castillo and Werner-McCullogh, Calculating Drug Doses. Philadelphia:
F.A.Davis.






C. ONE NURSING DRUG REFERENCE HANDBOOK, for example:
Davis Drug Guide for Nurses, (2004), (9
th
Edition). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Springhouse 2002 Drug Guide. (2002). Springhourse, PA; Springhouse Publishing.
Delmar, PDR for Nurses. (2002). Delmar, NY: Delmar Publishing.
Mosby Drug Guide 2002. Philadelphia: Mosby.
Doenges. Pocket Nursing Guides. (2002). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

D. ONE HANDBOOK OF DIAGNOSTIC AND LABORATORY STUDIES, for example:
Davis Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with
Nursing Implications. (2003). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
Fishback, F. (2002). Nurses Quick Reference to Common Laboratory and
Diagnostic Tests, (3
rd
Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott.
Pagano and Pagano. (2002). Mobsys Diagnostic and Laboratory Test
Reference, (6
th
Edition). Philadelphia: Mosby.















N101
FALL SEMESTER 2004
Week/Date CLASS M 8-10 CLASS T 8-9 Seminar College Nursing
Skills Lab
Clinical Experience
1 9/6 Labor Day Introduction to CCP Nursing and
Nursing 101
Discussion of Course
Requirements for Nursing
101
Orientation to lab & intro to
physical assessment and
documentation
Alternate Clinical
Experience (ACE)
2 9/13 W2-47 Neuro/Pain
W2-48 Mobility/Hazards of
Immobility/GU
W2-47 Neuro/Pain
W2-48 Mobility/Hazards of
Immobility/GU
Introduction to Legal
Aspects of Nursing Practice
Physical Assessment Alternate Clinical
Experience (ACE)
3 9/20 W2-47 Mobility/Hazards of
Immobility/GU
W2-48 Neuro/Pain
W2-47 Mobility/Hazards of
Immobility/GU
W2-48 Neuro/Pain
W2-48 Critical Thinking
and Writing Guidelines for
the CT Paper
Non-Parental Medications Alternate Clinical
Experience (ACE)
4 9/27 S2-3 Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention
Test #1
(Mobility, Neuro, ACE)
Intro to Group Dynamics/
Critical Thinking
IM, Parenteral Meds, SQ,
ID, Meds
Hospital Orientation
Skills Assessment
5 10/4 W2-47 Fluid & Electrolytes
W2-48 Psychosocial Nursing
W2-47 Fluid & Electrolytes
W2-48 Psychosocial Nursing
The Well Older
Adult: Healthy Aging
Return Demonstration
Weeks 1-4
Hospital Assignments
6 10/11 NO CLASS
Faculty Development Day
W2-47 Psychosocial Nursing
W2-48 Fluids & Electrolytes
Ethical Decision Making Wound Care Hospital Assignments
7 10/18 W2-47 Psychosocial Nursing
W2- 48 Fluid & Electrolytes
W2-48 Endocrine/GI
W-47 Reproductive Health
Professional
Communication
Wound Care Hospital Assignments
8 10/25 W2-48 Endocrine/GI
W2-47 Reproductive Health
Test #2
(Health Promotion, Fluids,
Psychosocial)
Group Dynamics/Critical
Thinking

Return demonstration
Weeks 6-7
Hospital Assignments
9 11/1 W2-48 Reproductive
Health W2-47 Endocrine/GI

W2-48 Reproductive Health
W2-47 Endocrine/GI
Intro to Community
Assessment
IV Administration Hospital Assignments
10 11/8
CT Paper Due on
11/9
S2-3 Risk for Infection;
Infectious Disease

S2-3 Psychosocial/Grieving

Loss and Family Coping
S2-3
IVs continued Hospital Assignments
11 11/15 W2-47 Oxygenation/CAD
W2-48 Antepartal
Test #3
(Reproductive Health, Endo/GI, Risk
for Infection, P/S Grieving)
Group Dynamics/Critical
Thinking

NG tubes & enteral feedings

Hospital Assignments


12 11/22 W2-47 Oxygenation/CAD
W2-48 Antepartal
S2-3 Psychosocial/Depression

Workshop: S2-19
Institute for Safe Families:
Abuse Training
9:30-12:30 PM
Return demonstration &
Mock Testing

Thanksgiving