NURS 100Y Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab • 2 Cr.


This is the lab portion of Nursing Fundamentals. In this class nursing assessment and other fundamental skills like medication administration are learned prior to students' first hands-on experience with clients. Prerequisite: Admission to program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the purpose of the health and physical assessment.
  • Discuss the purpose of collecting subjective and objective data.
  • Describe the techniques used during a physical examination
  • Identify the purpose of equipment used in performing a health assessment.
  • Describe positioning of the client for privacy during assessment of each body system.
  • Discuss the importance of understanding cultural diversity as it influences the approach to health assessment.
  • Describe interview techniques used to enhance communication during history taking.
  • Discuss normal physical findings in a young and middle-age adult as compared to that of an older adult.
  • Describe the relationship between documentation and financial reimbursement in health care.
  • Describe the principles of documentation and reporting and the related legal implications.
  • Compare the different types of standard diets used in medical facilities.
  • Identify clients at risk for aspiration.
  • Name types of diets used for patients with high risk of aspiration.
  • Set up interal nutrition using a feeding pump.