SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 3:24:12 PMPSYT 71L Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYT 71LTitle:  FUND OF NURSING  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Nursing
Last Reviewed:2/10/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR18.00 Contact DHR315.00
 Contact Total18.00 Contact Total315.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 315.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Emphasis is on the application of fundamental principles of nursing care for adult patients with common medical, surgical conditions. Focus is on planning and implementation of patient care in sub-acute and long term settings including medication administration and documentation. Anatomical, physiological and psychosocial concepts are applied throughout the course.

Concurrent Enrollment in PSYT 71

Recommended Preparation:
Previous work experience (WEOC 99) at state hospitals, developmental centers, group homes, psychiatric or long term care settings.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Application of principles of nursing care for adults with common med/surg conditions. Focus is on planning and implementation of patient care in subacute & long term care settings.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in PSYT 71
Recommended:Previous work experience (WEOC 99) at state hospitals, developmental centers, group homes, psychiatric or long term care settings.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate competency of learned nursing procedures/skills.
2.  Accurately calculate medication dosages for enteral and parenteral
   (subcutaneous and intramuscular) medications.
3.  Safely administer medications to assigned residents at a sub-acute
   care facility.
4.  Utilize the nursing process and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory
   in providing safe, competent nursing care for residents'at assigned
   long term care and sub-acute facilities.
5.  Describe emergency care procedures.
6.  Practice within professional, legal and ethical standards/laws.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic nursing procedures in the skills laboratory setting.
2.  Medication dosage calculation.
3.  Safe medication administration.
4.  Safe, competent care of residents at a long term care setting and a
   subacute care facility utilizing the nursing process and Maslow's
   Hierarchy of Needs theory.
5.  Emergency care procedures.
6.  Professional, legal and ethical standards/laws.

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1.  Return demonstration to demonstrate competency of learned basic
   nursing procedures.
2.  Clinical preparation to include collecting a data base and a list of
   medications and abnormal diagnostic tests for each assigned resident
   at long term care and sub-acute care facilities.
3.  Research of assigned resident's disease process pathophysiology.
4.  Research abnormal diagnostic tests for each assigned resident.
5.  Provide nursing care to assigned residents in long term care and
   sub-acute care facilities.
6.  Research of medications and development of medication cards for
   assigned residents.
7.  Memorization of residents' medications.
8.  Administration of enteral and parenteral (subcutaneous and
   intramuscular injections) medications to assigned residents.
9.  Participation in post-clinical conferences.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework, Narrative and POMR nursing documentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 50%
Field work, Analysis, assessment and evaluation of client care
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
35 - 50%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Completion, Math/Medication dosage and Med abbreviation exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 7th edition 2001
Instructor prepared materials
TEXTBOOK OF BASIC NURSING, 8th ed. with Acc. Student Workbook by
Rosdahl. 2003
Psych Tech Law with rules and regulations. July 2002
Procedure Checklist, Earnest 2003
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, Edmunds 2003
Instructor prepared materials

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