ERIC Number: ED260764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Psychomotor Skills (NS 117): Competency-Based Course Syllabus.
Brady, Marilyn H.; Wells, Tanya G.
"Introduction to Psychomotor Skills" (NS 117) is the first of seven core courses in the associate degree nursing program at Chattanooga State Technical Community College. The course was designed to help students develop competencies in psychomotor skills necessary to assume the role of provider of direct patient care. The course syllabus for NS 117 begins with information on class, laboratory, and credit hours; prerequisites; textbooks; week-by-week course content; course competencies; evaluation criteria; and curriculum coding. The bulk of the syllabus presents objectives, textual information, assignments, and questions keyed to the textbook for each of the seven course units. The units focus on: (1) the evolution of the system of nursing; (2) introduction to nursing philosophy and conceptual framework; (3) the decision-making process; (4) adaptations associated with aging; (5) patient safety; (6) strategies for the promotion and maintenance or restoration of optimum patterns of elimination; and (7) ethical and legal aspects of the nursing profession. The syllabus concludes with an instrument for assessing clinical behaviors. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chattanooga State Technical Community Coll., TN. Nursing Div.
Note: For other course syllabi in Chattanooga State Technical Community College's Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum, see JC 850 476-484.