Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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NUR-1010 Introduction to Nursing - RN


Credits 1
This is an introductory course with a focus on preparing the student for the rigorous study required for the clinical nursing courses. The patient-needs framework for the curriculum and nursing process will be discussed. Ethical and legal issues, nursing history, and discussion of the health care system will be emphasized. Students are introduced to effective methods of stress management, test-taking skills, and critical thinking concepts. Cultural sensitivity and dosage calculations are among other concepts explored. Upon satisfactory completion of this course and other prerequisites, the student is eligible to petition for admission into the registered nursing program.
7 weeks/2 class hours.
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Identify the roles of the registered 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. Identify individual learning styles and develop strategies for enhancing studying and test-taking skills. 
  5. Using critical thinking, develop attainable personal and educational goals.
  6. Apply mathematical concepts to the registered 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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