Fundamentals of Nursing - 4
This Level 1 course introduces the concepts of the professional nurse, nursing skills, beginning leadership, health care environment, growth and development across the lifespan, basic physiologic and human needs in health and illness, and providing a safe environment. Beginning critical thinking skills are emphasized, within the framework of the nursing process. Correlated clinical experiences are provided with adult patients who have basic health problems with predictable outcomes. The roles of Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member of the Profession are introduced and integrated throughout the course. Prerequisite: Appropriate standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or evaluation of skills and knowledge by the Program Director. Recommended: None. Hours: 36 lec, 108 lab. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and Private Colleges.