NURS 105   Foundational Concepts of Nursing II* (9 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Nursing Program and NURS 101 with a grade of "C" or higher and NURS 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Prerequisites or corequisites: PSYC 218 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Building upon concepts introduced in semester one, students will engage in a variety of learning activities to build knowledge and skills necessary to care for a variety of patients and families who present with diverse characteristics across the healthcare continuum spanning from wellness to illness. Course concepts and skills will be leveled to meet course outcomes which are based upon the program principles of 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.