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Fundamentals Of Nursing Practice (NUR 304) 2020-Final

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NUR 304 Spring- 2020-Final

University of Miami

Adult Health I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (NUR 304)

Course Number & Title: NUR 304 Adult Health I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Number of Credits
and Clock Hours:
6 credits (4 didactic, 2 clinical)
SONHS Legend for Clock and Credit Hours
1 credit lecture = 1 clock hour (50 minutes of class instruction
time plus a 10 minute break) each week for 14 weeks
1 credit clinical for NUR courses = 4 clock hours each week for
14 weeks
Placement in
Full Document:
First Semester Junior Year for Traditional BSN Program
First Semester for Accelerated BSN Program
Faculty Responsible: Course Coordinator: Ruth Everett-Thomas, PhD, MSN, RN,
Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical
Room location: 224
Office phone: 305-284-8442
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:15-3:15 and by
appointment via email
Prerequisites: Admission to the Traditional or the Accelerated BSN Program and
enrollment in clinical coursework
Course Description: This course focuses on the development and practice of basic
communication, assessment and psychomotor skills, which are
utilized in the nursing care of patients. A clinical laboratory
component provides an opportunity for student to practice
fundamental skills with teaching models and classmates. Students
will provide basic nursing care for patients in a long-term care
Course Objectives: 1. Use nursing knowledge from the natural and behavioral
sciences, arts, humanities and nursing science as basis for
culturally competent baccalaureate generalist nursing practice.
BSN Essentials I
2. Discuss concepts of organizational theory and systems
leadership in clinical decision making in the enactment of
safe, quality care to culturally diverse persons, families, and
communities. BSN Essentials II
2.1. Identify the leadership process as it relates to professional
practice and quality patient care.
3. Recognize evidence-based research and scholarship findings
for application to generalist nursing practice. BSN Essentials
3.1. Relate nursing interventions from nursing research
findings that may facilitate health promotion and care for
4. Integrate patient care information through the use of health
information technology to support safe nursing practice. BSN
Essentials IV
5. Discuss healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory
environments with attention to multicultural populations and
persons with healthcare disparities. BSN Essentials V
6. Use effective inter-professional communication to collaborate
with others in improving patient health outcomes in culturally
diverse settings. BSN Essentials VI
6.1. Demonstrate effective communication techniques
appropriate for use with other members of the healthcare
team and the adult patient.
7. Describe the role of the nurse as a patient advocate in sociopolitico-
economic settings to prevent illness and promote
health of diverse population within nursing practice. BSN
Essentials VII
7.1. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability as they
relate to nursing care.
8. Provide compassionate patient-centered evidence-based care
respecting the needs of all persons. BSN Essentials III
8.1. Demonstrate basic level therapeutic nursing
interventions to adults.
8.2. Demonstrate teaching learning principles that promote
health of adults.
8.3. Incorporates patient safety into nursing care planning and
nursing care provision.
8.4. Identify values, beliefs, and norms of culturally diverse
persons, families, and communities.
9. Identify ethical standards and professional values as they
apply to nursing practice and the advancement of the
profession. BSN Essentials VIII
9.1. Demonstrate ethical bases for critical thinking, care



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