focus on skills development in the learning lab. 

You will create a course schedule that accommodates classroom
and lab/simulation activities. You will make decisions that support the teaching and evaluation of fundamental
nursing skills based on a sample course syllabus for NUR 300: Foundation of Nursing (see attached syllabus) 

NUR 300 Course Syllabus

Foundations of Nursing I

Course Description: Foundations of Nursing provides’ an introduction to the applied science of nursing care. Content focuses on clinical judgment, nursing principles, nursing interventions, and providing culturally competent care. The biological, physical, social, spiritual and behavioral sciences form the foundations for acute care nursing interventions with the emphasis on safe and effective nursing practices. (9 quarter credit hours; 160 contact)

40 hours class/didactic (4 per week) – Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am

60 lab/simulation (6 per week) – Monday and Wednesday 12:00pm-3:00pm

60 clinical – Thursday – Time TBA

Course Objectives (CO’s): By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Identify aspects of critical thinking important to the communication process.

2. Analyze the influence of age and culture on nursing care.

3. Utilize patient care scenarios to apply the nursing process in developing a plan of care.

4. Identify legal and ethical principles regarding delivery of nursing care.

5. Explain knowledge of nursing principles that facilitate health and healing.

6. Assess the roles of the professional nurse in health care settings.

7. Assess evidence-based practices delivering holistic, patient-centered nursing care.

8. Develop accurate, safe performance of basic nursing concepts and skills.

Course Topics to be Covered:

The Nursing Process

Infection Control

Patient Safety/Mobility

Skin Integrity

Wound Healing

Communication

Patient Education

Documentation

Health Promotion

Nutrition

Bowel Elimination

Oxygenation

Legal and Ethical Issues

Cultural Competency

Sensory Perceptual Awareness

Pain Management

Skill Groups to be Covered

Handwashing and universal precautions

Bathing and hygiene

Occupied and unoccupied bedmaking

Positioning, ambulating, transferring

Vital signs, pulse oximetry, blood glucose monitoring

Sterile technique, Sterile gloving

Basic wound care and dressing change

Oral and Topical Medications

Class and Lab Schedule


NUR680: Week 2 Written Assignment Page 1

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Written Assignment (Learning Laboratories as a Foundation for Nursing Excellence)

Assignment Overview: This week’s written assignment will focus on skills development.

Due: Upload your assignment in the form of a paper by Sunday night at 11:59 pm Mountain Time.

Assignment Details: For this assignment, you will create a course schedule that accommodates classroom and lab/simulation activities. You will make decisions that support the teaching and evaluation of fundamental nursing skills based on a sample course syllabus for NUR 300: Foundation of Nursing (see attached syllabus).

Skills Lab Case Study

Read the attached syllabus for NUR 300. Develop a plan to teach and evaluate subjects and fundamental skills that are included in the course. The course has a total of 10 instructional weeks and a final exam/testing week. Using the provided list of subjects, skills, and time slots, you will decide what you will cover during each week. Account for
all class time, lab instruction, supervised practice time, and return demonstrations/check offs.

Assumptions:

· You have a class of 60 students.

· You have a nursing skills lab with 10 stations, each equipped with a bed and a lifelike, low fidelity manikin that can be used to practice most skills.


· Each station is designed to duplicate a fully equipped hospital room.

· There are also four high fidelity adult human simulators. Each high-fidelity simulator is set up in its own room.

· Assume that you have all the equipment and materials you would need.

· Faculty led/supervised labs are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

· Fridays are open labs for practice.

· On lab afternoons, you have 2 faculty who will provide instruction with two more available to help with supervised practice or check offs when needed.

Requirements:

For your paper, complete the course schedule at the end of the syllabus. While labs will not always (and don’t necessarily need to) correlate with lecture content each day, keep in mind how skill content builds on prior knowledge and may require that students have some classroom theory first. Some lab content is sequential in nature. For example, you can’t teach sterile dressing changes before learning to don sterile gloves. Consider how you will use your lab time for instruction, practice, and/or return demonstration/check offs. Not every skill must have a check off. You decide which will and won’t. Support your decisions with appropriate documentation (minimum 2 scholarly resources plus your textbooks).

Part 1: Address the

Week

Day

Class/Lecture Topic

Learning/Simulation Lab


1


Monday

Wednesday