Fundamental Nursing (Non-Acute/Sub-Acute Care)

Course Description

Introduction to the foundation for entry into the field of nursing. Orem's model of self-care is used as the basis to study the health-illness continuum, the legal and ethical issues, safety principles, and the process of coping related to nursing practice. Goal-directed therapeutic communication techniques, principles of medical and surgical asepsis, and safe administration of medications by non-parenteral routes will be introduced. The nursing process is also a basis for all client interactions. Beginning teaching/learning principles will be explored to assist the client toward self-care.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
01723 NURS 81 1 ·T····· 06:30 AM-10:20 AM Darlene Frie S81

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2018-09-24 to 2018-12-14.
NURS-081.-01: This class will meet week 1 (Sept. 25) and week 7 (Nov. 6) in room S73. The rest of the class meetings will be in S81.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


Admission into the De Anza College Nursing Program.
NURS 81 students must also enroll in NURS 81L.
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