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MEDICAL COLLEGES OF NORTHERN PHILIPPINES

Alimannao Hills, Penablanca, Cagayan

SYLLABUS IN FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE

Course Name : FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE

Course Description : This course provides the students with the overview of nursing as a science, an art and a profession. It deals with the concept of man as a holistic
being comprised of bio- psycho- socio and spiritual dimensions. It includes a discussion on the different roles of a nurse emphasizing health
promotion, maintenance of health as well as prevention of illness utilizing the nursing process. It includes the basic nursing skills needed in the care
of individual clients.

Course Credit : 3units lecture, 2units RLE (Skills Lab)

Contact Hours/ Semester : 54 hours lecture, 102 RLE hours Skills Lab

Pre-requisite : General Chemistry, Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Co-requisite : Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry

Placement : 1st Year, Second Semester

Terminal Competencies : At the end of the course and given actual or simulated situations /conditions, the student will be able to:
1. utilize the nursing process in the holistic care of client for the promotion and maintenance of health
1.1 Assess with the client his/her health status and risk factors affecting health
1.2 Identify actual wellness/at risk nursing diagnosis
1.3 Plan with client appropriate interventions for the promotion and maintenance of health
1.4 Implement with client appropriate interventions for the promotion and maintenance of health
1.5 Evaluate with client outcomes of a healthy status
2. ensure a well-organized recording and reporting system
3. observe bioethical principles and the core values (love of God, caring, love country and of people)
4. relate effectively with clients, members of the health team and 40 others in work situations related to nursing and health; and,
5. observe bioethical concepts/ principles and core values and nursing standards in the care of clients

VALUE AIM : This course shall guide the students to develop genuine love and service by demonstrating the proper attitude, knowledge and skills in dealing with
clients of varied nature. Specifically, the students will be able to show compassion, charity, kindness and respect to the individual client, family and
community noble in serving the people of the world, especially the underserved, poor and marginalized Filipinos. Students will manifest higher
level of political, social, spiritual and health related consciousness. Finally, to develop patience, diligence, assertiveness, and efficiency within the
standard of nursing practice that will keep our culture of excellence.

CONTENT Intermediate competencies/objectives TEACHING-LEARNING ACTIVITIES No. of Hours Evaluation

Classroom Skills lab Lecture Skills lab


LECTURE

PRELIM COVERAGE
I. NURSING AS A PROFESSION Guided by the questions provided, the  Lecture 12  Paper and pencil test
student will be able to:  Evocative-  Performance
A. Profession Discussion Evaluation
1. Definition 1. Define a profession  Role playing
2. Criteria 2. Discuss criteria of a profession in the different
fields of nursing
B. Nursing Guided by the questions provided, the
1. Definition student will be able to:
2. Characteristics
3. Focus: Human Responses 1. Define nursing
4. Personal and professional 2. Discuss characteristics of nursing as a
qualities of a nurse profession
3. Differentiate personal and professional
qualities of a nurse

C. History of Nursing Guided by the questions provided, the


1. In the world students will be able to:
2. In the Philippines 1. Trace the history of nursing
3. Own nursing school - In the world 3
- In the Philippines
D. Development of modern - In your own College of Nursing
Nursing 2. Differentiate the different fields in
nursing.
E. Growth of Professionalism 3. Describe the different beliefs and
1. Profession practices in each period
a. Specialized education 4. Identify the prominent personages
b. Body of knowledge during each period
c. Ethics 5. Explain the contributions of the
d. Autonomy different countries in the field of
2. Carper’s four patterns of nursing
knowing
a. Nursing science
b. Nursing ethics
c. Nursing esthetics
d. Personal knowledge
6
F. Overview of the Professional
Nursing Practice
1. Level of Proficiency
according to Benner
(Novice, Beginner,
Competent, Proficient,
Expert)
2. Roles and Responsibilities of
a Professional nurse
3. Scope of Nursing Practice
based on RA 9173
4. Overview of the Code of
Ethics for Nurses/Filipino Bill
of Rights/Legal Aspects
5. Professional/legal and moral 6
accountability/responsibility.

G. Different Fields in Nursing


1. Institutional nursing (hospital
staff nursing)
2. Community health nursing
(school nursing/industrial
nursing/ public health
nursing)
3. Independent nursing practice
4. Nursing in education
5. Nursing in other fields

MIDTERM COVERAGE
Given set of questions, students will be able  Lecture 9  Paper and pencil test
H. Communication Skills to:  Participative-  Performance
1. Effective communication 1. State the importance of effective discussion Evaluation
2. Purposes of therapeutic communication  Interview
communication 2. Discuss the communication process activities
3. Components of 3. Describe the basic elements of the
communication communication process
4. Criteria for effective verbal 4. Utilize therapeutic nurse client
communication relationship
5. Guidelines for active & 5. Describe qualities, behaviours, and
effective listening communication techniques that affect
6. Guidelines for use of touch professional communication
7. Developmental consideration 6. Appreciate the value of establishing
in communication rapport with the client
8. Communicating with people 7. Discuss effective communication
who are: techniques for clients at various
a. Physically challenged developmental levels.
b. Cognitively challenged 8. Discuss nursing care measures for
c. Aggressive clients with special communication
needs.

Given relevant questions, the student will be


able to:
1. Define health
2. Explain the dimensions of wellness.
3. Describe the health illness continuum.
4. Enumerate the three levels of
prevention
SEMIFINALS COVERAGE 5. Describe the levels of care

I. Health and Illness 6  Paper and pencil test


1. Recall concepts learned  Lecture  Performance
about man as an individual  Participative- Evaluation
and as a member of the discussion
family  Graded recitation
2. Define health, wellness and  Give an
illness assignment
3. Explain the dimensions of  Sharing of output
wellness
4. Discuss the Health-Illness
Continuum
5. Enumerate the stages of
wellness and illness
6. Describe the three levels of Given relevant questions, the student will be
Prevention able to:

J. Levels of Care 1. Provide measures that facilitate the 3


1. Health promotion grieving process
2. Disease prevention 2. Discuss the appropriate measures that
3. Health maintenance will meet the needs of clients.
4. Curative
5. Rehabilitative

FINALS COVERAGE

K. Meeting needs related to 3  Paper and pencil test


death and dying/grief and  Lecture  Performance
grieving  Participative – Evaluation
1. Concept of death and Discussion
dying/grief and grieving  Graded recitation
2. Care of the terminally ill
patients and their families
3. Post mortem care

II. NURSING AS AN ART


1. Definition of Arts 3
2. Why is nursing an art?
3. Concepts related to the art
of nursing
4. Self-awareness/concept
(Who am I?)
5. Self enhancement (How do I
become a better person?)
6. Caring: An integral
Component of Nursing
7. Nursing – Client
Relationship
8. Therapeutic communication
9. Focus of nursing

III. HEALTH AND ILLNESS


1. Recall concepts learned 3
about man as an individual
and as a member of the
family.
2. Define Health, Wellness and Guided by the questions provided, the
Illness students will be able to:
3. Explain the dimensions of
wellness 1. Differentiate problem solving process
4. Discuss the Health-Illness from nursing process.
Continuum 2. Describe the nursing process in terms
5. Enumerate the stages of of its definition, principles and steps.
wellness and illness 3. Differentiate between objective and
6. Describe the three levels of subjective data
Prevention 4. State the sources of data for a nursing
assessment
LABORATORY 5. Conduct nursing assessment

PRELIM COVERAGE
A. Nursing Process -Nursing Care Plan 18  Paper and pencil test
1. Assessment  Lecture (NCP) making  Performance
6. Identify (S.M.A.R.T) objectives of care  Evocative- Evaluation
7. Formulate effective nursing care plans Discussion
for the client.
8. Differentiate the types of intervention
being given to client and evaluate
accordingly.
9. Document the care provided to the
client.

24  Paper and pencil test


Given set of questions, students will be able  Lecture  Performance
to:  Evocative- Evaluation
Discussion
2. Nursing Diagnosis (as a 1. Identify the different health
concept and process) promotion activities for improving
oxygenation, metabolism, fluid and
electrolytes, perception and
coordination
MIDTERM COVERAGE
3. Planning (long-term, short- Return 15  Paper and pencil test
term, priority setting,  Lecture Demonstration:  Performance
formulation of objectives)  Evocative- - Medical Evaluation
4. Intervention (collaborative, Discussion handwashi
independent nursing ng
interventions) - Surgical
5. Evaluation (formative, hand scrub
summative) - Open
6. Documentation of plan of gloving
care/ reporting - Suctioning
- Nasogastri
c Tube
feeding
- Enema 15  Paper and pencil test
administra  Performance
tion Evaluation
SEMI-FINALS COVERAGE
B. Basic Interventions to
Maintain Return
1. Healthy lifestyle Demonstration:
2. Oxygenation - Bed
3. Fluid and electrolyte balance Bathing
4. Nutrition - Oral care
5. Elimination - Bed
Making

FINALS COVERAGE
6. Temperature regulation
7. Mobility and exercise
8. Hygiene and comfort
9. Safety, security, and privacy
10. Psychosocial and Spiritual
Concerns

REFERENCES

References:
1. Kozier, B. et. al (2004) Fundamentals of Nursing (7th edition) Pearson Prentice Hall.
2. Venzon, L., (2003). Professional Nursing in the Philippines (9 th edition) C & E Publishing,

LECTURE LABORATORY
PRELIM GRADE PRELIM GRADE
PG = AQ + TT + CS PG = K(40%) + S (40%) + A (20%)
3
MIDTERM GRADE MIDTERM GRADE
MG = AQ + TT + CS MG = K(40%) + S (40%) + A (20%)
3 CMG = MG(2) + PG
CMG = MG (2) + PG 3
3
SEMI-FINAL GRADE SEMI-FINAL GRADE
SFG = AQ + TT + CS SFG = K(40%) + S (40%) + A (20%)
3 CSFG = SFG(2) + CMG
CSFG = SFG (2) + CMG 3
3
FINAL GRADE FINAL GRADE
FG = AQ + TT + CS FG = K(40%) + S (40%) + A (20%)
3 CFG = FG(2) + CSFG
CFG = FG(2) + CSFG 3
3

PREPARED BY: Vice President for Academics

MARIA KRISTINA B. LASAM, RN, MSN


Level II Faculty Member

MARCELYN L. ALMAZAN, RN, RM


Level II Coordinator

NOTED BY:

REYNALDO M. ADDUCUL, RN, RM, MSN


Dean, College of Nursing

CHERYLL JM GUMABAY, RN, RM, MSN