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 role in a course that focuses on the role. The nursing process, observation skills and medical terminology will be included. The experiential laboratory learning will introduce students 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. The methods that will be used to achieve these learning goals are multitude. 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 and students will demonstrate the application of personal protective equipment (PPE) and perform hand hygiene the aid of Glo- Germ technology. Teaching methodology will include discussion, lecture, demonstration, return demonstration, the one minute summary paper, pop-quizzes and art exploration//observation skills. Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology I with C+ or higher, and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.