This course introduces students to the profession of nursing and its place within the healthcare delivery system. Students are assisted with the identification and application of basic facts, principles and concepts derived from the biological and behavioral sciences and nursing, in order to develop a sound foundation of nursing knowledge, skills, abilities and professional values. Clinical core nursing concepts include basic needs for health and commonly occurring variations throughout the life span with emphasis on adulthood including gerontology. The concepts of nursing practice are taught in laboratory/classroom settings. The student begins to apply these concepts in clinical settings. Students are encouraged to think critically. The Nursing Process is introduced as a framework for problem-solving and is used in meeting patients’ needs. Clinical experiences are offered in acute care settings.
Co-requisites: NSG 100, BIO 152, EDU 130