Fundamental Nursing I introduces the student to concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. Students are introduced to the concepts of patient needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal issues, cultural diversity, and the history of nursing. The nursing process is introduced in this course as a method to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. The role of the practical nurse as a member of the healthcare team is also emphasized in this course.
- Structured college laboratory experiences provide the student with opportunity to practice technical skills prior to patient contact.
- This course introduces students to the basic skills of nursing; progressing from simple to complex.
- The clinical experience provides opportunity for each student to apply technical skills to the care of adults.
- Successful completion of all laboratory, theoretical, and clinical components are required to receive credit for this course.
- PR: Admission to the LPN program, HLCA 1170, HLCA 1171, Math 1100 or higher.