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Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience
Nursing 101 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT.
84 hours (7 weeks); includes 28 hours lecture/discussion and 56 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: state core knowledge from the biological, behavioral and social sciences that relates to the theoretical foundations of nursing; define the principles of health integrity including the use of management of information and resources for clients across the lifespan; describe the fundamental principles of nursing care delivery and the essential core behaviors and the relationship to the Nurse Practice Act; define nursing process and their relationship to nursing practice; describe fundamentals of evidence-based nursing care that is culturally and spiritually sensitive for diverse populations; define professional communication and reciprocal caring as a member of a multidisciplinary team within the healthcare delivery system; and describe the application of critical thinking throughout the nursing process in the delivery of competent and safe care.
Nursing 101 introduces the theoretical foundation of individuals' health patterns across the lifespan. The course introduces principles of nursing practice, nutrition, and safe effective care environments. Fundamental concepts of nursing process, nursing care delivery, and nursing roles are presented. The core behaviors, professionalism, accountability, legal and ethical standards of nursing practice are introduced. Clinical experiences provide students with opportunities to integrate holistic concepts including core knowledge, core constructs, and core behaviors when providing care. Students practice as beginning caregivers, emphasizing assessment of clients' physiological and psychosocial integrity while identifying nursing diagnoses. Students demonstrate caring behaviors, practice professional communication techniques and develop an awareness of culture.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture and 1 clinical) in Nursing (9/98 revalidation) (8/03 revalidation) (9/08 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of the nursing curriculum, dating from September 1984 to June 1996, is listed on the Retired Courses page.