Nursing Foundation for Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)

Placement: B. Sc. Nursing 1st year    

Hours of Instruction

Theory 265 hours

Practical 650 hours

Total 915 hours

S. No TOPIC DOMAIN HRS
1. Introduction:
• Concept of health, Factors influencing health, Causes and risk factors for developing illness.
• Body defences, Illness and illness behaviour
• Health care services, Health care teams, Health promotions and levels of diseases, Primary health care and its delivery
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
  • Must know
10
2. Nursing as a Profession

  • Nursing as a profession and history of nursing in India
  •  Definition, concepts, philosophy, objectives, characteristics, nature, and scope of nursing practice
  • Functions of nurse, Qualities of nurse, Categories of nursing personnel
 

  • Nice to know
  • Desirable to know
  • Must know
16
3. Hospital Admission and Discharge

  • Admission, Discharge, Referrals and Transfers from the hospital, Care of the unit after discharge
  • Roles and responsibilities of the nurse
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
4
4. Communication and Nurse Patient relationship

  • Communication, Methods of effective communication and Communicating effectively
  • Helping relationships (NPR) and Patient teaching
 

  • Must knowDesirable to know
10
5. The Nursing Process
Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment

  • Critical Thinking Application in Practice, Protocols and Standing orders
  • Nursing Process, Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, expected outcomes, Implementation, Evaluation, documentation and Reporting
 

  • Desirable to know
  • Must know
15
6. Documentation and Reporting
Documentation

  • Communication within the Health Care Team
  • Purposes, types, guidelines, methods of Recording and reporting
 

  • Desirable to know
  • Must know
4
7. Vital signs

  • Guidelines, characteristics, factors affecting vital signs assessment: Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Blood Pressure.
 

  • Must know
15
8. Health assessment

  • Purposes and Process of health assessment: Preparation of patient and unit
 

  • Must know
30
9. Machinery, Equipment and linen

  • Types of linen, Furniture and Machinery
 

  • Desirable to know
5
10. Meeting needs of patient
Basic needs (Activities of Daily Living)

  • Providing safe and clean environment, Hygiene, Comfort
  • Physiological needs assessment, Sleep and Rest, Nutrition, Bowel elimination, Mobility and Immobility, Oxygenation, Fluid and Electrolyte, Acid-Base imbalances
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
60
11. Infection control in clinical settings

  • Infection control, Isolation precautions, Types, uses and technique of wearing and removing
  • Biomedical waste management, Transportation and disposal
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
20
12. Administration of Medications

  • General principles/considerations of medication administration: Parenteral, Subcutaneous, Intra muscular, Intra venous, Topical Administration
 

  • Must know
40
13. Meeting needs of peri-operative patients

  • Definition, concept, phrases of peri-operative nursing: Preoperative phase, Intra operative, Post-operative phase
  • Wounds, wound healing, Surgical asepsis and Care of the wound
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
10
14. Meeting special needs of the patient

  • Care of the patients having alteration in Temperature, Sensorium, Urinary elimination, Mobility,
  • Assessment of self – care ability, treatments related to gastro intestinal system
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
15
15. Care of Terminally ill patients

  • Concepts of loss, grief, grieving process
  • Care of dying patient, Signs of clinical death, Care of dead body, medico- Legal issues
 

  • Must know
  • Must know
5
16. Professional nursing concepts and practices

  • Conceptual and theoretical models of nursing practice Introduction to models
  • Linking theories with nursing process
 

  • Desirable to know
  • Desirable to know
6
Admission 2017