Nu101 Introduction to Nursing Care 2 credits
This course will provide the opportunity to introduce Nursing students to the standards, ethics, and legal standards of the nurse’s role. The Nursing process, observation skills, and medical terminology will be included. Through experiential, laboratory learning, students will be introduced to key skills required for the beginning nurse including standard precautions, vital signs and professional portfolio development. Topics to be explored are the history and foundation of Nursing, the healthcare delivery system, professional behavior, and ethical behavior. Multiple methods will be used to achieve these learning goals. Students will be expected to demonstrate the psychomotor skill of the assessment of vital signs with hands-on demonstration. The principles of standard precautions will be introduced; students will also demonstrate the application of personal protective equipment (PPE) and perform hand hygiene the aid of Glo-Germ technology. Prerequisites: Anatomy & Physiology I with C+ or higher, and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.