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NUR105 - Introduction to Nursing Practice
This course introduces the student to the cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and communication skills needed to provide basic nursing care using the nursing process with disorders of various body systems. The concepts of cultural diversity and age- appropriate care in the provision of individualized nursing care are discussed. The student learns medical terminology, fundamental nursing skills, nutrition, and normal growth and development. Principles related to medication administration are introduced. Pharmacological concepts introduced include: drug classifications, actions, uses, side effects, client teaching, as well as drug therapy of specific disorders and diseases. Theory is coordinated with skill practice performed in the nursing laboratory setting. Clinical experiences are scheduled in long-term care facilities with emphasis on meeting the client's needs by providing basic nursing care.
Introduction to Nursing Practice
Clinical Hours: 120
Credit Hours: 8
Lab Hours: 64
Lecture Hours: 96