NUR 192 Introductory Nursing Process Clinical I (2 credits)
This course provides an opportunity for the student to begin to apply theory and skills mastered to date while familiarity with the hospital environment, equipment, and personnel is developed. The student functions in collaboration with the instructor to plan for the day of care for the hospitalized adult. The student depends on the instructor for guidance with interactions with members of the health care team and seeks assistance when appropriate. The student depends on the instructor for guidance to maintain standards, develop relationships, and assume accountability for learning and self-evaluation. The student utilizes the steps of the nursing process to perform basic assessments, identify problems, plan on an hourly basis, and implement and evaluate care for the day. 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: NUR 191; co-requisites: completed and current health form on file, current CPR certification, malpractice insurance, and NUR 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, and 185.