Oct 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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NUR-1000 Introduction to Nursing - PN

Credits 3
This is an introductory course with a focus on preparing the student for the rigorous study required for clinical nursing courses. The patient-needs framework and nursing process concepts form the basis of the curriculum. Microbiology concepts related to nursing practice will be mastered by students. Nursing history, dosage calculations, ethical and legal concepts, critical thinking, and test-taking skills are content areas for this course. The student will be introduced to the socialization process of practical nurses. Upon satisfactory completion of this course and other prerequisites, the student is eligible to petition for admission into the practical nursing program. 
3 class hours.
(Offered spring only.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Identify the roles of the licensed practical nurse.
  2. Identify the historical growth of the nursing profession.
  3. Recognize social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues and their impact on the nursing profession.
  4. Select strategies for enhancing studying and test-taking skills based on individual learning styles.
  5. Using critical thinking, develop attainable personal and educational goals.
  6. Apply mathematical concepts to the licensed practical nursing practice.
  7. Recognize the effects of stress on student success.
  8. Define key medical terminology for use in future professional activities, such as documentation of care and communication between health care providers.

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