Fundamentals of Nursing
Total 450 hours (180 Lecture/240 Clinical/30 Lab)
The course is designed to introduce the student to the Practical Nursing Program, and to the broad fields of health and nursing. The focus is on the individual’s attainment of universal self-care requisites. The student is introduced to selected developmental concepts; the physiological and psychological needs of people; effective communication skills; principles of psychological nursing; and the nursing process. Historical development of nursing; the health care delivery system; legal and ethical aspects of
nursing; and the care of the elderly are also included.
This course provides clinical experience and laboratory practice in basic nursing principles. Additionally, skills necessary to render safe and therapeutic care to patients with non-complex nursing problems in hospitals, long-term care, and sub-acute health care facilities are provided.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology.