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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing 102 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

112 hours (8 weeks); includes 32 hours lecture/discussion and 80 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience.
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT.

July 1996 - June 2017.*

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: comprehend core knowledge from the biological, behavioral, social and nursing sciences when providing nursing care; describe the principles of health promotion and social responsibility contributing to the achievement of optimum client outcomes including the use of management of information and resources; follow the principles of nursing care delivery and broaden the scope to include the fundamentals of pharmacology that reflects the standards of nursing practice; outline a plan of care using the nursing process to implement, manage, document, and evaluate care of the acute and long term patient; recognize the impact of social responsibility upon healthcare in the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice; recognize professional communication and reciprocal caring as a member of a multidisciplinary team within the healthcare delivery system caring for clients across the lifespan; and follow critical thinking and sound nursing judgment principles in the delivery of safe medication administration, health assessment, and the nursing process.

Nursing 102 focuses on the fundamentals of nursing practice based on the biological, behavioral, social and nursing sciences. The course presents principles of health promotion, maintenance and restoration across the lifespan. The key concepts of societal responsibility are introduced. Societal and environmental factors including bioterrorism and the impact on health care are discussed. Students investigate the normal aging process and learn to promote health preservation for older adults in the community. The course includes principles of fluids and electrolytes, oxygenation, respiratory and circulatory, and communicable disease processes. Clinical experiences provide opportunities to implement beginning psychomotor skills and the nursing process. Medication administration, health promotion, development of care plans and evaluation of clients' clinical pathways are emphasized. Students are encouraged to examine their personal values in relation to health care practice.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours (2 lecture and 2 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.