Nursing I (NURM-121)
This course is designed to establish the foundation of knowledge, attitude and perceptual motor skills necessary for registered nurse practice. The role of the accountable, responsible registered nurse as it relates to the delivery of evidence-based care to patients experiencing actual/potential, commonly occurring simple basic need/health deviations is explored. Within the context of the nursing process, the assessment phase is stressed. The student nurse gains experiences in the systematic data collection through the use of the nursing history and physical examination. Emphasis is placed on the application of beginning effective communication, self-care and wellness. Current legal, ethical and social problems and teaching and learning principles are elaborated on. Laboratory experiences are provided in the classroom laboratory setting as well as medical-surgical units, long term care facilities, and any other clinical sites to meet the course objectives.