Courses Catalogue

Foundation Of Nursing Ii (theories In Nursing)

COURSE CODE: BNS 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Detailed Course Content

Introduction to the Nursing Care Processes and Critical Thinking                                  4 hrs

  •   Definition of critical thinking
  •   Levels of critical thinking
  • Critical thinking competencies
  • Critical thinking model
  • Intellectual and professional standards of critical thinking

Introduction to the Nursing Process                                                                                   2 hrs

  •   Definition
  •   Characteristics
  •   Benefits of nursing process
  •   Review nursing assessment the first phase of nursing process

Introduction to Theory as a Basis for Professional Practice                                            4 hrs

  Definition of terms (theory, framework, model, paradigm)

  •    Components of a theory (phenomena, assumption, concepts, definitions,  and statements)
  •     Essential concepts of nursing theories (person, environment, health, and nursing)
  •     Utilization of theories in nursing practice, education, research and administration

Selected Theories of Health and Wellness                                                                          8 hrs

  •   Definition of health and illness
  •   Variables influencing health status, beliefs and practices, and the ill behavior
  •    Risk factors and risk factor modification   Agent-host-environment model
  •   Health belief model(Rosenstock’s and Becker’s health belief models)

Selected Nursing Theories                                                                                                  14 hrs 

  • Selected nursing theories: Peplau’s Theory, Henderson’s Theory, Abdellah’s Theory, Johnson’s Theory, Roger’s Theory, King’s Theory, Roy’s Theory, Watson’s Theory , Orem’s Theory, and Neumann’s Theory o Objectives of theory o Definition of concepts (health, nurse, client, and environment) o Strength and weakness of the theory o Applicability of the theory in Uganda

Professional Standards in Nursing Practice (Ethics)                                                          8 hrs

  •   Basic terms (ethics, code of ethics, autonomy, beneficence, Non maleficence   justice, fidelity)
  • Professional nursing (code of ethics) 
  • Accountability, responsibility, confidentiality, and veracity  
  •  Value formation and clarification 
  •   How to process an ethical dilemma

Legal Implications in Nursing Practice                                                                            10 hrs

  •    Standards of care  
  •     Scope of nursing practice  
  •    Legal limits of nursing  
  •     Sources of law  
  •     Civil and common law issues in nursing practice (intentional torts, unintentional torts,  consent, abandonment and assignment issues 
  •      Risk management (incident report/occurrence report)

Spiritual Health                                                                                                                   10hrs

  •   Definition of terms  
  •   Theoretical basis: Friedmann’s framework of system organization (congruence, control  through system maintenance and system change, and coherence and individuation)
  •  Traditional concepts in spiritual health
  •   Spirituality and elements of spirituality (faith, hope and religion)
  •    Spiritual problems, spiritual distress and causes
  •   Application of the nursing process in spiritual care

Mode of Delivery

  •   Lecture
  •  Group discussions and presentatio
  •   Role play
  • Demonstration