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NSG 200 Foundations of Nursing

Lead Faculty: Ms. Mickie Schuerger

Course Description

The beginning concepts of safe patient-centered care in a variety of healthcare settings are discussed. Communication skills, professional behaviors, and application of the nursing process are presented. Focus on the use of evidence-based practice and professional identity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the components of the nursing process to develop a patient-centered plan of care
  • Describe therapeutic communication techniques that incorporate sociocultural differences to enhance the nurse-patient relationship
  • Discuss the nurse's role in providing a safe environment for diverse patients in a variety of health care settings
  • Explain the principles of safe medication administration for patients across the life span
  • Identify evidence- based nursing actions when developing a plan of care
  • Describe teaching/learning strategies to meet patients' individual needs.
  • State the role of the nurse in meeting established legal and ethical standards as a health care professional