Fundamentals of Nursing
Introduction to the basic principles of nursing practice through application of the nursing process and the concept of critical thinking. An overview of basic physiological and psychosocial responses to illness is acquired. Basic skills of nursing practice are introduced through the utilization of theory and kinesthetic learning principles. Various information delivery methods assist the student in becoming proficient in performing basic nursing skills. Client care utilizing therapeutic communication, basic analytical thought processes, and the nursing process is explored through the clinical experience. Basic physical assessment skills are used to identify health problems of adult clients. The concept of critical thinking is explored in relationship to developing individualized nursing care plans. Nursing research and evidence-based practice are examined as a basis for nursing care decisions. 6 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab - 6 Clinical) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and NUR204 and NUR205. Corequisite(s): NUR288.