The theory content of this course introduces the nursing student to the roles of the associate degree registered nurse and the standards of clinical nursing practice. Critical to this discussion is the introduction of basic human needs, growth and developmental theories, patient rights, communication, nursing process, and nursing skills necessary for the delivery of health care. The clinical component of this course utilizes health care delivery settings in both acute and extended care to provide the student an opportunity to use the nursing process to provide basic nursing care to adult patients. Three-hour class, six-hour lab. Each week three hours lecture; four hours lab for four weeks, and fours clinical for 11 weeks. Course fee required. Prerequisites: Official acceptance into the School of Nursing Program and current and valid CPR card.
Offered Fall for 5 Semester hours.