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Nursing I

NURS - 175

Credits: 9

Catalog Year: 2017

The student is introduced to nursing as a profession and practice discipline. The role of the Associate Degree nurse is explored as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. The core components of nursing practice are introduced as an organizing framework with the focus on provider of care and introduction to critical thinking. Categories reflecting human needs and the nursing process formulate a holistic patient assessment incorporating therapeutic, caring interventions for patients across the lifespan. Prerequisites: All accompanying requirements listed in the Nursing Student Handbook(such as health requirements and CPR certification). Courses listed in the main portion of the catalog General education courses may be taken prior to entering the nursing program.