NUR 100Introduction to Nursing

Division:Arts & Sciences†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Date:November 2015

Curriculum in Which Course Taught:Registered Nursing

Course Number & Title:†††††† NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing

Credit Hours:2 credit

I.                    Catalog Description:Introduces concepts of nursing and health. Includes historical and cultural aspects, legal, and ethical responsibilities and an overview of health and the health care delivery system.Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits


II.                  Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in Which it is Taught:Students, upon completion of the course, will be significantly better prepared to achieve the following objectives throughout their college careers:

Objective 1-Students will be more effectively engaged in the learning process both in and out of classroom.


Objective 2- DCC RN Students will identify their academic and personal goals and understand what is required to achieve those goals.††††††††††††††††

Objective 3- Students will know the resources that are available to them and know how to use them.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Objective 4- Students will recognize and learn to effectively cope with the distractions and obstacles that have the potential to disrupt their college studies.


III.                Required Background: This course has no general course prerequisites other than those for admission to the Registered Nursing Program. NUR 100 RN should be taken within the first 15 hours of matriculation in the RN program.


IV.                Course Content:††

QEP-student engagement and personal educational plan

Explanation of lab and clinical groups, expected behaviors, proper dress and enforcement of clinical institutions expectations


Study skills

Note taking skills

Learning and communication styles

Introduction to nurses notes and care plans

Review of APA format and how to write a Pathophysiology report

Elements of Success

Diversity and Relationships

Information Literacy

Basic computer navigation of Blackboard

Wellness and stress

How to sign up for supportive textbook resources

Test taking skills

Time, money, and preparedness management

Library tour and instructional session

Ethics -Academic Integrity

HIPAA Orientation and Riddley-Barron video


V.                  Learner Outcomes:

Demonstrate and exhibit and understanding of the expectations of the Registered Nursing Program.

Maintain and demonstrate a professional attitude and behavior in order to generate a qualified prepared Registered Nursing Student.

Have an understanding of APA Format.

Have a basic knowledge of the nursing process, care plans and nursesí notes.

Identify coping strategies for wellness and stress.

Recognize and apply college success skills.

Understand and comply with HIPPA regulations


VI.                Evaluation:††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, papers, exams, case studies, computerized NCLEX programs or projects as determined by faculty.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of Standard English.††††††


VII.              This course supports the following objectives:

†† DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning