Jan 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 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 client-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.
Prerequisite(s): Please refer to admission criteria as noted in the catalog. 
7 weeks/2 class hours.
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes

  1. Apply strategies for success in nursing including goal setting, study skills, and learning styles.
  2. Translate medical terminology necessary for beginning professional nursing practice.
  3. Describe the history, cultural and social issues, and professional roles influencing registered nursing practice.
  4. Utilize mathematical concepts necessary for dosage calculation pertinent to beginning professional nursing practice.

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