This course introduces students to Basic Nursing Skills and assists them with identification and application of basic facts, principles, and concepts. Nursing concepts include basic needs for health and commonly occurring variations, including the aging adult. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking and the Nursing Process as a framework for problem solving. Class will be conducted in the nursing skills lab and include lectures, skills demonstration by faculty, and peer skills practice. Readings and audiovisual materials will be assigned to supplement class time.