This course provides the beginning nursing basic core upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built. The history of nursing serves as an introduction to the role and scope of the practical nurse in the healthcare system and ends with introduction to medical/surgical nursing. This course concerns man as a holistic being with basic human needs. Discussion focuses on nursing principles which identifies the needs of individuals within a family and community environment. The relationship of man, nursing, environment and healthcare are discussed using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and nursing principles as a framework. Included are scientific principles of nursing care common to all clients. The curriculum threads of ethical and legal aspects of nursing, cultural diversity, growth and development, interpersonal/communication skills, nutrition and diet therapy, critical thinking and professional adjustments will be discussed as they relate to nursing care of the adult client’s basic needs. Additionally, this course provides the essential information and basic concepts related to the administration of medications including the systems of measurement used in healthcare settings and to provide practice in the type of dosage calculations performed by nurses. Nursing skills designed to simulate the nurse/client interaction are demonstrated in the campus laboratory with practice and testing by students in the lab setting. Lab fee required.
Prerequisites: HSC 1531 and HSC 1000 and BSC 1084 or HIM 1453 or BSC 2093C and BSC 2094C with grades of "C" or higher.
Terms Offered: Spring
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