Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Seat of the course: 
Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
Ore minime di frequenza: 
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (75 hours)

The knowledge necessary for successful learning is that provided in the General Nursing Course 1 which is preparatory to this course.
The student must know the fundamental concepts of the nursing discipline, the phases of the nursing care process, method and tools as defined in the theoretical model of reference "The model of nursing services" by Marisa Cantarelli, useful for the collection and classification of data for the Identification of Nursing Care Needs.

Final Examination: 


Voto Finale

At the end of the course the student will have learnt:
• to apply Marisa Cantarelli's Model of Nursing Services, especially the first two phases of data collection and classification
• to carry out an initial assessment of the state of health of the assisted person through the tools available such as observation, interview / interview, physical examination, assessment scales
• to identify Nursing Care Needs
• to transmit information and use nursing documentation

The proposed contents are as follows:
• From the collection and classification of data to the identification of the Need for Nursing Assistance according to the Model of Nursing Services (Cantarelli, 2017): introductory elements to the nursing decision-making process
• Methodology for the application of the Model of Nursing Services (Cantarelli, 2017)
• The discriminating factors of simple and complex nursing care
• The collection and classification of data within the nursing care process: methods and tools
• Rating scales in healthcare, subjective and objective data, measurable or describable data, primary and secondary sources
• Collection and classification of data of nursing interest: observation aimed at assistance, interview and interview, physical or objective examination.
• The influence of pain and neurological status within the nursing care process
• The characters of normality referable to Nursing Care Needs, signs and symptoms of nursing interest
• The collection and classification of specific data for Nursing Care Needs according to the Model of Nursing Services (Cantarelli, 2017): need to breathe, need to feed and hydrate, need for urinary and intestinal elimination, need for hygiene, need for movement need for rest and sleep, need to maintain cardiovascular function, need for a safe environment, need for interaction in communication, need for therapeutic procedures, need for diagnostic procedures
• The transmission of information: nursing documentation and responsibility of the nurse
• The relevance of the transversal elements in welfare situations: health education as a method, communication, respect for privacy


Cantarelli M. (2017) The model of nursing services. Third edition. Milan: Ambrosiana Publishing House
Artioli G., Copelli P., Foà C., La Sala R. (2016) Nursing assessment of the assisted person. Milan: Poletto Editore
Craven R., Hirnle C., Henshaw C.M. (2019) Basic principles of nursing care. 6th edition. Milan: Ambrosiana Publishing House
Hogan-Quigley B., Palm M.L., Bickley L. S. (2017) BATES Evaluation for nursing care. Milan: Ambrosiana Publishing House
Santullo A. (2009) The rating scales in healthcare. Milan: McGraw-Hill

Face-to-face lessons, individual exercises, group work, discussion of clinical cases.