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2020-2021 Addendum Catalog 
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NURS 172 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (clinical)

Introduction to the Associate Degree in Nursing. Includes the foundation needed for basic nursing practice and more advanced study. Concepts of person, health, environment, and nursing will be introduced. The nursing process is presented as the primary mechanism for providing care. Therapeutic communication techniques are studied as well as basic knowledge in pharmacology. Components of a complete multi-dimensional health assessment are presented. Focuses on the well individual and normal physiologic functioning including introductory review of basic alterations in health. Additional concepts basic to nursing practice are addressed including the Art of Nursing, safety, nutrition, lifespan, health teaching, culture, leadership, and ethical/legal aspects of practice. Encompasses the fundamental skills of nursing practice. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Skagit Valley College RN program. Please see entry requirements on the Nursing website page at https://www.skagit.edu/academics/areas-of-study/health-sciences/nursing/. AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required.