NUR 2313 - Introduction to Professional Nursing
Credits: 3 hrs
This course guides students to become literate consumers of eveidenced-based information necessary to meet the basic health needs of individuals throughout the lifespan. Students will acquire basic and foundational knowledge needed to maintain a state of health and wellness. Students from various disciplines will be equipped to access eveidenced-based information and to make informed, collaborative decisions in the best interest of vulnerable population, subject to comprehension and evaluation for continuous principles of healthcare. Concepts and theories basic to the art and science of healthcare practice including therapeutic communication, professionalism, teaching/learning, critical thinking, and cultural awareness are also explored. The ability to apply scientific, microbial, physcial, physiological and psychosocial safeties is required.
Lab: Psychomotor competencies in foundational healthcare skills are performed using evidenced-based and best practice models through laboratory experiences in simulated healthcare environments.
Pre-requisite(s): For fall semester: Completion of at least 2 of the 4 required prerequisite science courses with a grade of “C” or higher. Student can only be enrolled in one prerequisite science course.
For spring semester: Completion of at least 3 of the 4 required prerequisite science courses with a grade of “C” or higher. Student can only be enrolled in one prerequisite science course.