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NURS 108 Course Description


Students are introduced to the historical, legal, ethical and cultural aspects of nursing. Emphasis is placed on foundational concepts, selected theories, basic human needs and the Nursing Process in the delivery of safe and holistic nursing care.


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

1. Outline the historical evolution of the profession of nursing;

2. Discuss the needs of individuals at various stages of development;

3. Explain concepts and theories essential for the delivery of nursing care;

4. Discuss ethical and legal issues in the provision of holistic nursing care to multicultural population across the life span;

5. Discuss the role and functions of the professional nurse in the healthcare delivery system;

6. Identify issues and trends in professional nursing practice and;

7. Utilise the Nursing Process in the provision of nursing care.

NULB108 Course Outline

Students will learn and demonstrate psycho-motor skills required for safe nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and competence in the performance of selected non- invasive procedures.


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

1)  Demonstrate skills necessary for safe nursing practice;

2)  Demonstrate competency in the performance of selected non- invasive nursing procedures and;

3)  Utilize the Nursing Process as a framework for the delivery of care.

NURS 108 Reference Resources and Reading List


Lynn, P. (2014). Taylor’s clinical nursing skills: A nursing process approach. (4th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1451192711

Taylor, C., Lillis, C., & Lynn, P. (2014). Fundamentals of nursing: The art and science of person-centred nursing care. (8th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1451185614

Taylor, C., Lillis, C., LeMone, P., & LeBon, M. (2014). Skills checklists to accompany fundamentals of nursing: The art and science of person centered nursing care. (8th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1451193664


Donahue, M.P. (2011). Nursing, the finest art. (3rd ed.). Mosby-Year Book.

Gulanick, M. & Myers, J.L. (Eds.). (2014). Nursing care plans: Nursing diagnosis and intervention. (8th ed.). Mosby.

Nelson, A., Motacki, K. & Menzel, N. (2009). The illustrated guide to safe patient handling and movement. Springer.

Perry, A.G., Potter, P.A., & Elkin, M.K. (2012). Clinical skills and nursing interventions. (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Polan, E. U., & Taylor, D. R. (2015). Journey across the life span: Human development and health promotion. (5th ed.).F.A. Davis Company

Smith, S.F., Duell, P.J. & Martin, B.C. (2012). Clinical nursing skills: Basic to advanced skills. (8th ed.) Pearson.

Swearingen, P. L. (Ed.). (2016). All-in-one care planning resource: medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity and psychiatric nursing care plans. (4th ed.). Mosby/Elsevier.


AJN: American Journal of Nursing

Nursing History Review

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Numerous electronic journals through (CINAHL, EbscoHost & Pubmed)


Healthcare Media. (2000). Nursing process & critical thinking: Critical thinking in the nursing process. Irvine, Calif.: Concept Media.

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (2011). Taylor’s video guide to clinical nursing skills. (17 modules). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (2018). Nursing center.

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