Introduces the first semester nursing student to the role of the professional nurse as the provider of care for adult clients and a member of the profession. Explains how to utilize critical thinking skills in a systematic, problem solving process as a framework for providing care. Provides a framework for best practices, to think critically, assess factors that influence safe and effective care delivery, and integrate theory with care of clients. Also covers medical and surgical aseptic techniques, hygiene, body mechanics, range of motion, medication administration, urinary catheter insertion, nasogastric tube insertion and care, percutaneous tube care, tube feedings, intravenous medications administration, application of oxygen therapy, use of personal protective equipment, and wound care.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Fundamental HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform demonstrations
Level 1 Skills demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration and determine satisfactory completion based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in Division Office. Maximum number of attempts on each skilled demonstration: two. Students must also take an exam.