NURS101 Nursing I

Department of Professional Studies: Nursing

I. Course Number and Title
NURS101 Nursing I
II. Number of Credits
6 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250 classroom instructional minutes, 2250 college learning laboratory minutes, 4500 clinical instructional minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Must meet Admission criteria. CHEM101 and BIOL181 and COMP110 or
CHEM101 and BIOL181 and COMP110
V. Other Pertinent Information

Students must meet with a nursing faculty advisor. Enrollment is based on a CGPA of 2.5. Within one month of their acceptance into the course, students must submit:

  1. A "Request for Criminal Record Check"
  2. Child Abuse Clearance Form
  3. Certification of Health Status (forms are available in Penn 441)
  4. Certification in CPR: Health Care Provider

Students are required to purchase a uniform, white shoes, a wrist watch with a sweep second hand, lab pack, and a stethoscope.

Fees: See Nursing/Medical Assistant Fees table for current fees

  1. Nursing fee
  2. Malpractice Insurance
  3. Nursing Laboratory Fee
  4. Standardized Testing Fee
VI. Catalog Course Description
In Nursing I, students learn the cognitive, psychomotor, and communication skills associated with nursing that recognizes the needs of culturally diverse individuals in a healthy state. The nursing process is introduced. Students use current technology to analyze and integrate data.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    The nursing student using the three associate degree roles, will act in a safe, competent, and caring manner. Critical thinking will be used to apply the theoretical constructs from the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains to:

    1. acknowledge the dignity and worth of each individual and be aware of the cultural differences that impact on the nurse's roles;
    2. define and apply the nursing process as it relates to effective patient responses;
    3. identify basic individual learning needs of patients with knowledge deficits;
    4. prioritize the care required, of one patient with simple needs, under direct supervision of the clinical instructor; and
    5. act according to, and within the legal and ethical standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, the College, the Nursing Program, the legal-system at large, the affiliating agency, and the agencies' accreditation bodies.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Refer to Nursing Curriculum/Course Format for NURS 101: Nursing I, the Art and Science of Caring.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Current textbooks are listed on the student reference list in the course syllabus. All listed texts are on reserve in the library. Interactive videos are in the college library. Videocassettes are available for viewing in the college laboratory.

Review/Approval Date - 3/99; New Core 8/2015