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Nursing 101 The Art and Science of Nursing Spring 2013 PRE-REQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES: None COURSE CREDITS AND COURSE HOURS: 3 credits (3, 1, 2) GRADING SCALE: Refer to 2011/2012 CNC Calendar, p. 110 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the beginning student to the dimensions of professional nursing practice. Through group and individual learning activities, students are introduced to concepts, professional nursing practice, issues & trends in nursing, and the Canadian health care system. This course establishes the foundation for your future nursing career. COURSE STRUCTURE: Classes are delivered using lecture, discussion, group work, and lab and clinical experiences. There is also an online component to the…show more content…
COURSE TEXTS, ONLINE RESOURCES, ARTICLES, & PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES: Required Texts: *Potter, P. & Perry, A. (2009). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (Rev.4th ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier. *Publication manual of the American psychological association (6th ed.) (2009). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Please see note below regarding this edition of the APA manual. *Note: You will be using Potter & Perry in second year and the APA Manual throughout the program. Supplemental Readings: Cooper, C. (2001). The art of nursing: A practical introduction. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. (on reserve in library) Several articles will be posted on the Moodle Shell for your reference. Please note that the content of these articles is subject to testing. Required Professional Association Resources to Bring to Class: 1. CRNBC Professional Standards. (copy included in NURS 101 reading package) http://www.crnbc.ca/downloads/128_Prof%20Standards%202005.pdf 2. CRNBC Practice Standards. http://www.crnbc.ca/NursingPractice/Requirements/PracticeStandards.aspx Choose one or two of the standards to read through and understand the meaning and use of these standards. 3. CNA Code of Ethics for Nurses (copy included in NURS 101 reading package) http://www.cna-aiic.ca/CNA/practice/ethics/code/default_e.aspx Optional Online Resource Links: 1. APA:
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