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Republic of the Philippines

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN PHILIPPINES


Vigan City
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Course Name: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE
Course Code: NCM 100
Course Description: This course deals with overview of nursing as a science, an art and a
profession. It deals with the concept of man as a holistic being comprised of bio-psycho-socio and
spiritual dimensions. It includes a discussion on the different roles of a nurse emphasizing health
promotion, maintenance of health as well as prevention of illness utilizing the nursing process. It
includes the basic nursing skills needed in the care of individual clients.
Contact Hours/Sem: 54 hours lecture (3 units)
Prerequsite: General Chemistry, Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Placement: 1st Year, 2nd Semester
Grading System:
Deportment/Attendance/Recitation:
Short & Long Quiz
Final Exam
Assignment

5%
50%
40%
5%
100%

Course Objectives: At the end of the course, and given actual or simulated situations, the student
should be able to:
1. Utilize the nursing process in the care of individuals, families and
communities.
2. Communicate effectively with patients/clients, families as well as other
members of the health team in various settings.
3. Demonstrate leadership and management skills to ensure safe and quality
nursing
care.
4. Relate effectively with others in work situations.
5. Utilize concepts, theories, and principles in the care of clients.
6. Ensure a well-organized, accurate recording and reporting system.
7. Participate in research activities and utilizes research findings to improve
nursing
practice.
8. Observe ethico-moral values and legal responsibilities in nursing care.
9. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth.
Vision: The College of Nursing as a world class educational center for health and nursing institution;
functional scientific, social and health related researches; integrated extension services and quality
production geared towards empowerment of graduate professional nurses for sustainable
development in response to local and global health needs.
Mission: The College of Nursing is guided by the mission of UNP to provide low cost world class
nursing education to the populace through a competency based and community oriented
curriculum, relevant research and extension services that will produce a moral and spiritually upright,
skillful, competent, research oriented health professional and effective development managers who
will provide quality health services towards the attainment of an empowered and productive
citizenry.

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Course Content:
I.

Nursing as a Profession
A. Profession
1. Meaning
2. Criteria
B. Nursing
1. Definition
2. Characteristics
3. Focus: Human Responses
4. Personal & Professional Qualities of a Nurse
C. History of Nursing
1. In the world
2. In the Philippines
D. Development of Modern Nursing
E. Growth & Professionalism
1. Profession
a. Specialized education
b. Body of knowledge
c. Ethics
d. Autonomy
2. Carpers Four Patterns of Knowing
a. Nursing science
b. Nursing ethics
c. Nursing esthetics
d. Personal knowledge
F. Overview of the Professional Nursing Practice
1. Level of Proficiency According to Benner
(Novice, Beginner, Competent, Proficient, Expert)
2. Roles & Responsibilities of a Professional Nurse
3. Scope of Nursing According to RA 9173
4. Overview of the Code of Ethics of Nurses/Filipino Bill of Rights/Legal
Aspects
5. Professional/legal & moral accountability/responsibility
G. Fields of Nursing
1. Institutional Nursing (Hospital staff nursing)
2. Community Health Nursing
3. School Nursing
4. Industrial Nursing
5. Independent Nursing Practice
6. Nurses in Education
7. Nursing in other fields
H. Communication Skills
1. Effective communication
2. Purposes of therapeutic communication
3. General guidelines for therapeutic communication
4. Components of communication
5. Criteria for effective verbal communication
6. Guidelines for active & effective listening
7. Guidelines for using of touch
8. Development consideration in communication
9. Communicating with people who are:
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a. Physically challenged
b. Cognitively challenged
c. Aggressive
II.

Nursing as a Science
A. Nursing Process
1. Assessment
2. Nursing Diagnosis
3. Planning
4. Intervention
5. Evaluation
6. Documentation
B. Health & Illness
1. Definition of health, wellness & well-being
2. Health-Illness Continuum
3. Stages of Wellness & Illness
4. Three Levels of Prevention
C. Levels of Care
1. Health Promotion
2. Disease Prevention
3. Health Maintenance
4. Curative
5. Rehabilitative
D. Basic Interventions to Maintain
1. Healthy Lifestyle
2. Oxygenation
3. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance
4. Nutrition
5. Elimination
6. Temperature Regulation
7. Mobility & Exercise
8. Hygiene & Comfort
9. Safety, Security & Privacy
10. Psychosocial & Spiritual Concerns
E. Meeting Needs Related to Death & Dying/ Grief & Grieving
1. Concept of Death & Dying/ Grief & Grieving
2. Care of the Terminally Ill Patients & Their Families
3. Post Mortem Care

III.

Nursing as an Art
1. Definition of Arts
2. Why is Nursing an Art
3. Concepts Related to the Art of Nursing
4. Self-awareness/concept (Who Am I?)
5. Self Enhancement (How do I become a better person?)
6. Caring: An Integral Component of Nursing
7. Nurse Client Relationship
8. Therapeutic Communication

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REFERENCES:
Udans Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd ed., 2009
Taylors Clinical Nursing Skills, 2005 edition
Koziers Fundamentals of Nursing, 7th ed, 2004
Mosbys Fundamentals of Nursing Made Easy, 2005 edition
Prepared by:
ROMELYN A. ASANION, RN, MAN
RAYMUND CHRISTOPHER R. DELA PENA, RN, RM, MAN

Approved:
BRIGIDA F. DE LEON, RN, MN
Dean

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