NURS 101   Foundational Concepts of Nursing I* (9 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Nursing Program.

Corequisites: NURS 102.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 227 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Students will engage in a variety of learning activities to build nursing knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients and families who present with diverse characteristics across the healthcare continuum spanning from wellness to illness. The course establishes a foundation of concepts that students will use and expand upon in subsequent courses. These concepts will build the necessary skills to meet program outcomes including clinical judgment, critical thinking, collaboration, professionalism and ethical practices, leadership, accountability, teaching and learning, caring and sensitivity for diverse populations, and safety and health care quality practices. Students will apply theoretical concepts and exemplars across the lifespan providing a plan of care based upon principles of clinical judgment. The theoretical concepts and applicable exemplars will encompass health promotion, health maintenance, and common physiological and behavioral health alterations which are relevant to our community and population needs. Course instruction will occur using a blended approach that focuses on active engagement of the student in all learning environments, which includes the classroom, the Health Resource Center, the Healthcare Simulation Center, and a variety of healthcare agencies, including acute care facilities and community sites in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.