ADN 105 - Meeting Human Needs I
The focus of this course is to introduce the student to the concepts and philosophy of the nursing program. Gordon’s Eleven Functional Health Patterns, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs and the care of persons across the life cycle are presented. Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion and health maintenance related to self and others.
The nursing process is introduced to guide the development of critical thinking skills in the delivery of care. Pharmacological concepts are introduced as they relate to healthy individuals across the life cycle. Under close supervision the student will use knowledge acquired in the classroom and lab skills to provide safe and effective care. The roles of the professional nurse are introduced. These include: professional behavior, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring, teaching-learning, collaboration and management of care.
Prior or Concurrent: BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I, and PSY 110 General Psychology
4 Class Hours, 2 Lab Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon completion of this course the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates basic competency in a real or simulated simulation in the eight roles of the nurse which include: communication, professional behaviors, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and manager of care.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Identify the professional attitudes and roles of the nurse.
- Identify communication techniques used in patient interactions and documentation.
- Assess patient using Gordon’s Eleven Functional Patterns.
- Demonstrate safe and culturally appropriate interventions.
- Demonstrate critical thinking by using Nursing Process and Maslow in decision making.
- Apply concepts of teaching/learning to educate patient.
- Identify resources available for planning patient care.
- Demonstrate safety and asepsis during basic nursing skills and medication administration.