NURS 192C - Fundamentals of Nursing

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Nursing Program. Term hours: 45 lecture and 108 laboratory. This course is an introduction to the nursing process and applying quality and safety standards within a spirit of inquiry firmly based in the science and art of nursing. This course will prepare the student to provide safe, patient-centered care within an environment of interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. The course is designed to provide the student with fundamental provider of care roles and critical thinking skills in order to develop and deliver a basic plan of care. Fundamental exemplars will be introduced with an emphasis on basic oxygenation, patient and nurse movement, and regulation of patient physiology and behavior. The course is designed to socialize the beginning nursing student to the professional role of nursing. Models of health care delivery systems and funding will be explored. Nursing issues regarding patient rights, ethical and legal standards, and the use of professional and therapeutic communication will be applied to nursing theory and practice. (CSU)
CC AS Twenty Unit Req, Nursing, Not a basic skills course, Nursing Science-Clinical Pract
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