Fundamentals of Nursing (NURS102) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Fundamentals of Nursing NURS102 4 12 0 8 13.5
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, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Research Assistant Canberk Akdeniz
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is; to make students understand the basic philosophy of nursing and its role in the health care system and to gain the knowledge and skills about the basic theories, concepts, principles and methods in nursing care to the students.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the nursing profession.
  • Describe the basic concepts, methods and principles of nursing care.
  • List the basic principles of nursing care.
  • Apply basic nursing skills under the supervision of instructors.
  • Emphasize human / patient rights and values during nursing care.
  • Identifiy the nursing care needs of the patient.
  • Cooperate with other disciplines while giving nursing care.
Course Content Nursing profession, roles and duties of nurses, basic concepts in nursing, patient safety, mobility requirements of individuals, hygiene need, life findings, tissue repair, drug applications, oxygen and fluid requirements, nutrition and excretory requirements, perioperative care, critical thinking and nursing process, evidence - based applications.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Nursing Care Process, Health Assessment and Physical Examination Reading the subject from references
2 Vital Signs Reading the subject from references
3 Vital Sign and Laboratory Practices Related Reading the subject from references
4 Midterm + Patient Safety, Infection Control and Laboratory Practices Related Reading the subject from references
5 Administration of Medications, Laboratory Practices Related Reading the subject from references
6 Oxygenation and Fluid Needs, Related Laboratory Practices Reading the subject from references
7 Nutrition and Bowel Elimination Needs, Related Laboratory Practices Reading the subject from references
8 Urinary Elimination Needs, Sleep and Rest, Related Laboratory Practices Reading the subject from references
9 Midterm II + Nursing Process, Clinical Case Discussion, Nursing Care Plans, Hot and Cold Applications, Laboratory Practices Related Reading the subject from references
10 Clinical Practice
11 Clinical Practice
12 Clinical Practice
13 Clinical Practice
14 Clinical Practice
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2019). Essentials for nursing practice. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby.
2. Burton, M., A., & Ludwig, L., J., M. (2015) Fundamentals of nursing care: concepts, connections & skills. FA Davis. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
3. Kizior, R. J., & Hodgson, K. J. (2018). Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
4. Perry, A., & Potter, P. (2018). Clinical nursing skills & techniques. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby/Elsevier.
5. Burton, M., & Ludwig, L. (2015). Study guide to accompany fundamentals of nursing care. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 25
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 4 100
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
Application 14 8 112
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 18 36
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 338