FOUNDATIONS I

  • Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Foundations I
  • Course #: NURS1103
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This clinical course provides opportunity for the student to apply skills and theory in a long term care setting under faculty supervision. Students will care for selected adult patients/residents with chronic or acute illnesses. Medication administration and selected nursing skills are evaluated. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Collect physical client data
Collect psychological client data
Administer client medications accurately
Administer client delegated medical treatments accurately
Evaluate client's need for medications accurately
Evaluate delegated medical treatments accurately
Determine appropriate nursing interventions
Evaluate results of nursing interventions
Interpret client's plan of care
Demonstrate therapeutic communication techniques
Prioritize client's cares
Document client data accurately
Demonstrate effective problem solving skills
Demonstrate principles of client safety
Demonstrate professionalism
Report pertinent client data to health care team

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  NURS1141, NURS1161, NURS1191, and HLTH2001. Prerequisite or concurrent NURS1222 and NURS1261. Successful completion of pre-clinical math test with a score of 100%. Current CPR or BLS for Health Care Provider or professional rescuer. Current TB skin or blood test or Chest X-ray. Clear criminal background study
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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