Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

PNN-228 Foundations of Nursing I (6.00)

Focuses on the care of older adults with health alterations that require medical interventions. Emphasizes knowledge, competencies and skills needed to provide safe and evidence-based care for the patient with health alterations. Encourages students to apply the nursing process as a decision-making framework to assist in developing effective clinical judgment skills. Integrates pathophysiology, pharmacology and nutrition in the selected disease states. Integrates evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, safety, cultural sensitivity, interdisciplinary collaboration and professionalism throughout the course. Provides students with the opportunity to apply course concepts, demonstrate skills, and care for older adult patients in supervised laboratory and/or simulation experiences. Emphasizes patient safety, application of the nursing process, and development of communication skills within the scope of practice of the PN. Credits: 6, Hours: (5/2/0/0), Prereq: BIO-151, minimum C- in

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