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FOUNDATION OF NURSING (NSS 201)

 It is one of the courses meant to lay your desired foundation for choice of nursing as a course of study and profession. It comprise of the bedrock of acquisition of necessary elementary skills amidst health care reforms. The changes in response to social, political, economic factors as well as health technology and advances in health care system call for reform in the delivery of health care have greatly influenced the setting where nursing is practiced coupled with the recipient of care itself.

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It is one of the courses meant to lay your desired foundation for choice of nursing as a course of study and profession. It comprise of the bedrock of acquisition of necessary elementary skills amidst health care reforms. The changes in response to social, political, economic factors as well as health technology and advances in health care system call for reform in the delivery of health care have greatly influenced the setting where nursing is practiced coupled with the recipient of care itself.

Course Curriculum

HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDSFREE 03:00:00
This unit therefore takes a detailed look at human needs with a view to enhancing nurses’ ability to help their clients meet these varied needs.
HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS10, 00:00
HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS IIFREE 03:00:00
This unit particularly examines esteem needs, self-actualization needs, Maslow hierarchy of human needs and other theories of human needs.
HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS II10, 00:00
CONCEPT OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS 03:00:00
This unit employs a comprehensive and integrated approach of health, wellness and illness. It particularly examined illness behaviour, models of health and wellness, as well as the health-illness continuum.
CONCEPT OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS10, 00:00
PROMOTING HEALTH 03:20:00
This unit covers identifies the variables affecting health and explain the relationship between such and health it defines health promotion and distinguish it from illness prevention,enumerate health promotion goals and discuss the levels of preventive care, describe the behaviours that promote health,discuss theoretical models of health and illness together with their assumptions, differentiate health preventive or protective care from health promotion and discusses the nurses’ role in health promotion and illness prevention.
PROMOTING HEALTH10, 00:00
ASSESSING HEALTH I – VITAL SIGNS 03:00:00
This unit is dedicated to discussing vital signs with a view to enhancing nurses’ technical skills in the art of assessing vital signs as well as deepening their theoretical/knowledge base. This to our mind, will not only help nurses to measure the vital signs correctly but will go a long way at assisting them to understand and interpret the values, communicate findings appropriately and begin interventions as needed.
ASSESSING HEALTH I – VITAL SIGNS10, 00:00
ASSESSING HEALTH II – VITAL SIGNS 03:00:00
This unit examines the other components that make up the vital signs, which are respiration, pulse and blood pressure.
ASSESSING HEALTH II – VITAL SIGNS10, 00:00
ASSESSING HEALTH III – HISTORY TAKING/PHYSICAL EXAM 03:20:00
Health assessment is a vital part of nursing care and it is conducted in a systematic manner through history taking and physical examination. Effective nursing history requires good communication and interpersonal skills while skills in inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation are needed for complete physical examination. Furthermore, knowledge of the normal structure and function of body parts and systems is an essential perquisite to conducting physical assessment.
ASSESSING HEALTH III – HISTORY TAKING/PHYSICAL EXAM10, 00:00
DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES IN PATIENTS CARE 03:20:00
Unlike the preceding unit, students are provided information on how these investigations are carried out and possible interpretation of results.
DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES IN PATIENTS CARE10, 00:00
PROVIDING SAFETY AND COMFORT I 05:00:00
This unit outline the general safety rules and practices in the health care setting, describe the role of the nurse in moving and handling patients including principles underlying moving and lifting of patients, give examples of risks in a health care setting and suggest preventive measures, describe the role of the nurse in infection control and also describe the different comfort measures employed in patient’s care in the hospital and explain their underlying principles.
PROVIDING SAFETY AND COMFORT I10, 00:00
PROVIDING SAFETY AND COMFORT II – PAIN MANAGEMENT 03:20:00
This unit therefore discusses pain in its entirety with particular focus on pain management strategies.
PROVIDING SAFETY AND COMFORT II – PAIN MANAGEMENT10, 00:00
INFECTION CONTROL 03:00:00
In this unit, we have examined the infection control with the understanding of infection phases, course and chain of infection, predisposing factors as well as nursing interventions of infection control.
INFECTION CONTROL10, 00:00
ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING 05:00:00
This unit enumerate the elements in Patients’ Bill of Rights that has ethical concerns, identify the differences between ethical and legal concerns of nursing practice, describe clients’ expectation which has implications in the face of professional negligence and this unit therefore aims at introducing learners to the legal framework of nursing with a view to broadening the learner’s horizon on legal intricacies in nursing practice.
ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING10, 00:00
LEGAL ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING II 05:00:00
This unit explains the legal concepatients that apply to nursing, identify areas of potential liability in nursing practice and actions nurses can implement to avoid these problems and differentiate between unprofessional conduct and negligence• distinguish between tort and crime• explain the role of the nurse in the informed consent process.• discuss how privileged communication applies to the nurse-client relationship • discuss advance directives and differentiate between living will, directive to physicians, and durable power of attorney.
LEGAL ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING II10, 00:00
SEXUALITY AND GENDER ISSUES 05:50:00
This unit will consider sexuality and gender issues in relation to personal attitudes and beliefs, sexuality counseling and disorders with the peculiar nursing process which enables health care provider (nurses) to be non-judgmental and more effective in working with clients.• explain the concept of stress and stressor• discuss four (4) models of stress as they relate to nursing practice• describe stress-management techniques required for clients care.
SEXUALITY AND GENDER ISSUES10, 00:00

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