NURS111W: Nursing I

Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours 12 Credits 8

Nursing I prepares students to deliver patient-centered holistic, safe, effective, and culturally appropriate care though the nursing process with shared decision making to a diverse population throughout the life span. Students develop a foundational understanding of theory and practice skills for basic assessment, medication administration, and management of basic universal human needs in health promotion, education, documentation, and healthcare informatics. The course introduces therapeutic and professional-communication techniques, including the use of SBAR, multicultural practice, and levels of prevention in healthcare. Within the contemporary context of professional nursing, they learn how to meet basic human needs across the life span. Simulation laboratory and clinical reinforce concepts from lecture and develop critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills.