Introduction to the basic skills of nursing practice through the utilization of theory and kinesthetic learning principles. Lecture, discussion, and demonstration are utilized to assist development of proficiency in performing basic nursing skills. The concept of critical thinking is explored in relationship to decision-making in performing nursing skills with regard to individual client needs. Continued skill development includes the use of the nursing process to identify actual and potential client problems and cite appropriate interventions. Nursing research is examined as a basis for nursing care decisions. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): NUR211 and NUR383.