This course provides the theoretical foundation for nursing education and practice including the nursing process with emphasis on the assessment phase. Theory of therapeutic communication techniques and basic human needs across the life span are correlated to general knowledge of the biologic sciences and humanities. Standards for professional nursing practice are defined. The concept of critical thinking as it applies to health care is introduced. Students learn nursing procedures in a campus laboratory setting utilizing medical technology to complete accurate nursing assessment.
Pre or Co-Requisites: BIOL 150, ENGL 101, PSYC 101
3 credits (4 lecture hours, 5 college laboratory hours per week for the first 7 weeks of the fall or spring semester)