Nursing Trends and Concepts (NURE-130)
This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing, its evolution, and current trends and issues. The role of the nurse within the health care delivery system is incorporated throughout the course. Elements of normal nutrition are introduced. Nursing process is presented as the method of formulating decisions and providing care in nurse-client interactions. The relationship of critical thinking to clinical judgment is explored. An overview of nursing theories and health assessment is presented. A review of basic math principles is conducted with later emphasis on dosage calculation for medication administration. Self-study chapters of medical terminology are also introduced throughout the course. The theory base provided in NURE 130 will be built upon and applied in subsequent nursing courses.