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2017-2018 Catalog SVC 
    
2017-2018 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 172 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (clinical)

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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. Prerequisites: CHEM& 121, BIOL& 160 or 211 (not counted in GPA calculation until Spring 2016 admission), BIOL& 260, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, ENGL& 101, MATH& 146, PSYC& 100 and 200 and NUTR& 101. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) for science prerequisites and overall 3.0 GPA (B) required for all NURS 171-173 prerequisite courses; AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required. AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required.