NUR 191 Introduction to Nursing Process (2 credits)

This course provides an opportunity for the student to master basic nursing skills in a simulated clinical setting under the guidance of the instructor in preparation for nursing care in the hospital setting. The student will begin to utilize the steps of the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating) in conjunction with these nursing skills. The student will consider cost effectiveness in utilizing lab materials, and learn to use channels of communication. The student will use appropriate terminology, apply theory in performance of skills, work in groups, and use self-evaluation. Students will spend a total of 56 hours over an eight-week time period in clinical practice activities; in addition, students will be expected to spend substantial time preparing for and following up after each clinical day. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing; co-requisites: completed and current health form on file, current CPR certification, malpractice insurance, NUR 180.