Foundations of Nursing
Credit Hours: 3
Course Pre-Requisites: None
Course Co-Requisites: None
This course introduces the learner to applications of critical thinking and the nursing process to provide care to clients in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is on holistic health care across the health-illness continuum. This course introduces learners to the clinical skills essential for the nursing role of care provider including safe and effective clinical environment, skill preparation, implementation and evaluation. Beginning health assessment concepts are introduced. The course emphasizes use of caring behaviors, critical thinking, and communication while completing nursing skills.
Pre-requisite: Admission criteria met with acceptance into the first year of the nursing program