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PNUR 100 Nursing Foundations   

PNUR 100 Nursing Foundations  - WNUR 101 

Prerequisites/Requisites: Experience as a CNA, or significant health care and/or academic experience in related areas.

* The application process to include TEAS test scores.  TEAS test is a required part of the program. To register, visit

Learning Expectations

Students should expect 2 hours of outside work for every hour of class (i.e., a 4-hour class would typically require 8 hours of outside work} to supplement learning. Outside work includes homework assignments, reading, audio/videos, preparing for tests, etc.

Course Description

PNUR 100 Nursing Foundations introduces the student to fundamentals skills, principles related to patient-centered care, and concepts of critical thinking in a blended adult learning experience. Through orientation to adult learning theory, students will build on the foundation of general education courses. Introduction of QSEN competencies and integrated adult learning principles are the framework for this course. Nursing foundations includes introduction to nursing core values, ethical and legal responsibilities, and evidenced based practice as they relate to clinical judgement and patient-centered care. In addition, students will be familiarized with basic skills and procedures that they will utilize throughout their nursing careers.

Supervised clinical/lab experience allow each student to demonstrate basic skills associated with the role of the practical nurse. Students will be offered the opportunity to practice fundamental nursing skills in the lab, through simulation, and patient care assignments. The delivery of patient care is a partnership with the interprofessional healthcare team members allowing continuity of care and positive patient outcomes.

At times. Students may be required to attend educational programs outside of regularly scheduled classes and/or clinical assignments.

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the importance of a solid foundation of general education courses, which will shape nursing practice to serve the needs of the community.
  • Identify and implement the nursing process to provide a comprehensive patient care data collection through emerging informatics and clinical judgement
  • Demonstrate that the patient encompasses the individual, the family, and the community, from a holistic perspective that respects the unique needs and beliefs of the patient across the lifespan.
  • Examine the nursing process while utilizing evidenced based research to obtain basic nursing skills and practice.
  • Become familiar with the role of the practical nurse within the interprofessional healthcare team providing quality and patient-centered care.

Conceptual Framework: The conceptual framework serves as a guide for the selection of nursing content, ordering of courses, and sequencing of meaningful learning experiences. Monroe Community College Workforce Forward School of Practical Nursing uses the QSEN competencies as its conceptual framework. (CF)

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