Students are introduced to the role of the practical nurse in the health care setting. This course concentrates on the fundamental skills and principles necessary to provide basic nursing care. Students are introduced to the critical components of the nursing program: Emphasis is placed on developing assessment skills; recognizing own caring behaviors, developing cultural self-awareness, and beginning the process of developing critical thinking skills. Clinical experience with adults in a non-acute setting and nursing skills lab complement the classroom teaching. This is the First course of a three-course sequence.
Pre-requisites: SSI 35 - 122 General Psychology; SSI 35 - 209 Human Growth and Development
Co-requisites: Introduction to the Human Body I (SCI 101) Or Anatomy & Physiology I (SCI 201)
Program Clock Hours:
Classroom 7 hours/week
Lab 3 hours/week
Clinical 14 hours/week
Total Course Credits: 12