SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 8:20:47 AMNRV 58A Course Outline as of Fall 2002

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Discipline and Nbr:  NRV 58ATitle:  FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS LAB  
Full Title:  Fundamental Skills Lab for Vocational Nursing
Last Reviewed:10/13/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.00 Contact DHR52.50
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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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Demonstration and supervised practice of basic nursing skills based on scientific principles and correlated with concepts from theory. Planning and implementing basic patient care are practiced in a simulated clinical setting. Relationships between these concepts and nursing skills relevant to steps in the nursing process; assessment, planning, implementing, evaluation and documentation are practiced. Students demonstrate competent skill performance in a simulated clinical setting.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Admission to the program.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic nursing skills based on scientific principles are demonstrated. Skills are correlated with concepts from theory and related to steps in the nursing process. Students practice and return demonstrations in a simulated setting prior to performing in the clinical setting.
(P/NP Only)

Limits on Enrollment:Admission to the program.
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:Spring 1991Inactive:Fall 2021
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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Students will:
1. Perform selected basic nursing skills safely and competently in the
  simulated clinical setting (laboratory) consistent with theoretical
  knowledge base and skills text criteria.
2. "Check-Off" given a clinical scenario, such as:
  a. independently perform skill with minimal prompting from instructor
3. "Check-Off" successfully within a maximum of 3 attempts/skill.

Topics and Scope
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1. Vital Signs
2. Personal Hygiene Skills (i.e. Baths, Bedmaking, Oral Care)
3. Transfer Skills (i.e. Ambulation, Use of Assistive Devices)
1. Sterile Urine Collection
2. Catheter Care
3. Enemas
4. Suppositories
5. Monitoring Accurate Outputs
6. Colostomy Care
1. Feeding of dependent patients.
2. Naso-gastric intubation.
3. Naso-gastric tube feedings.
4. Monitoring Accurate Intake.
1. Standard Precautions.
2. Special Precautions.
3. Sterile Technique & Principles.
4. Sterile Gloving.
1. Simple Sterile Dressing Change.
2. Respiratory Therapy Treatments (i.e. ABT's, oxygen therapy)
3. Non-injectable Medications and Principles of Administration

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Assignments include:
1.  Attend scheduled demonstrations of identified nursing skills.
2. Supervised practice and competent performance of nursing skills.
3. Independently and safely performs each skill with a maximum of three
  attempts at "check-offs" to demonstrate competency to instructor.

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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
100 - 100%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
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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NRV 58A Skills Lab Syllabus.
Clinical Nursing Skills (Basic to Advanced), 5th ed, by Smith, Duell, and
Martin. Prentice Hall, New Jersey (2000).
Student Handbook of Policies for VN Program.

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