2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 141 Foundations of Nursing (3 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Course Description
Concepts and theories basic on the art and science of the nursing role with an emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan. Includes program’s philosophy of nursing, nursing history, patient needs, safety, communication, and teaching/learning with an emphasis on critical thinking.

Student Outcomes
1) Define nursing theory and processes used to identify normal health in individuals across the lifespan.
2) Create a plan of care
3) Describe the difference in nursing roles in a variety of professional health care environments
4) Describe nursing concepts in accordance with acceptable nursing standard
5) Identify and describe strategies for learning about the outcomes of care in the clinical practice setting
6) Identify and explain nursing principles of safe practice
7) State the advances of modern technology, such as electronic health records, and their impact on the healthcare environment

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