This course is designed to provide the student with concepts of professional nursing upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built. It focuses on cognitive, psychomotor and communication skills that are basic to client care and that can be utilized by the professional nurse or delegated to assistive personnel. Students achieve mastery of these skills through classroom instruction, laboratory demonstration, peer review and clinical practice in a geriatric setting. Special consideration is given to concepts of geriatric nursing. Laboratory proficiency testing is emphasized.
Note: Clinical may be scheduled early mornings, afternoons or evenings and is dependent on the clinical site. Clinical sites and times will be given after the first class meeting.
Prereq: Program admission; C or better in all of the following: PSY100, PSY205, BIO250, BIO270, BIO272, ENG101, ENG102, COM100; current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR).