Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 client-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/mathematical concepts, 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’ role.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course and other prerequisites the student is eligible to petition for admission into the practical nursing program. 
Prerequisite(s): Please refer to the program admission criteria as noted in the catalog.
3 class hours.
(Offered spring only.)

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify the roles of the licensed practical nurse including client safety, legal and ethical issues.
  2. Discuss the historical growth of the nursing profession.
  3. Recognize social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues and their impact on the nursing profession.
  4. Demonstrate strategies for success in nursing including goal setting, critical thinking, study skills, and learning styles.
  5. Apply mathematical concepts to dosage calculation to ensure client safety.
  6. Define key medical terminology for use in future professional activities, such as documentation of care and communication between health care providers.
  7. Apply microbiology concepts pertinent to the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) practice.

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