Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5 Credit Hours

This course introduces the art and science of nursing practice. Professionalism, nursing roles, critical thinking, ethical and legal concepts are emphasized. The concepts of the nursing process, communication, safety, pharmacology, the health-illness continuum and cultural diversity are introduced. Skills and technology utilized in the routine care of adult clients in traditional health care settings are presented. Prerequisites: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR), Mandatory Reporter for child and adult abuse, completion of a 75-hour Nurse Aide class, on state of Iowa Nurse Aide Registry and BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab. Co-requisites: HSC-112 or HSC-113 Medical Terminology; PSY-121 Developmental Psychology; BIO-151 Nutrition; BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab; PNN-121 Clinical Practicum 1; PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses.