ECTS - Basic Concepts and Principles in Nursing

Basic Concepts and Principles in Nursing (NURS101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Basic Concepts and Principles in Nursing NURS101 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to enable the students to recognize the nursing profession, to learn about the profession's historical development, vocational process, basic concepts, roles and functions, to recognize the importance of ethical principles and professional values.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identifies the definition, philosophy, roles and functions of nursing.
  • Describes the relationship of basic concepts such as health, illness, human and environment to nursing.
  • Describes the relationship between Concept-Model-Theory in nursing.
  • Analyzes the historical processes affecting the development of nursing in Turkey and the world.
Course Content Historical development and definition of nursing, nursing philosophy and occupation process, roles and functions of nursing, nursing theory and theoreticians, ethical values, nursing education, health care system and role of nurse in health team, basic concepts in nursing, human rights and patient rights, professional organizations, laws and regulations.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic Concept: Person, History of Humankind Reading the subject from references
2 Basic Concept: Enviroment, Understanding the Natural Integration Reading the subject from references
3 Basic Concept: Health&Ilnees, Realizing the Effect Reading the subject from references
4 Basic Concept: Nursing, the defitinition and the philosophy Reading the subject from references
5 Contemperary Concepts: Stress, anxiety, self-care, adaptation Reading the subject from references
6 Nursing as a profession; history, professionalisation process, roles and functions Reading the subject from references
7 Midterm
8 Nursing theories and theoreticians - Student Activity Reading the subject from references
9 Organization in nursing, national&international nursing organizations - student activity Reading the subject from references
10 Theory into Practice: Evidence-based nursing Reading the subject from references
11 Nurses in lead: The importance of nursing among healthcare professions Reading the subject from references
12 Health Concepts in Practice: Student Activity I Kaynaklardan konunun okunması
13 Health Concepts in Practice: Student Activity II Reading the subject from references
14 Health Concepts in Practice: Student Activity III Reading the subject from references
15 Preperation Week Reading the subject from references
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Fitzpatrick, J. J., McCarthy, G., & RNYT, R. (Eds.). (2016). Nursing Concept Analysis: Applications to research and practice. Springer Publishing Company.
2. Ellis, P., Bach, S. (2015). Leadership, Management & Team Working in Nursing. London: SAGE/Learning Matters
3. Beth Black. (2019) Professional Nursing 9th Edition Concepts & Challenges. Saunders

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 5
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 14 14
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 24 24
Total Workload 150