Foundations of Practical Nursing

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: :  BIOL 1240 Health and Disease in the Human Body, ENGL 1276 English Composition, HPPC 1002 Medical Terminology, HPPC 1000 Medical Dosages, and HPPC 1004 Pharmacology. Must be admitted to the Practical Nursing program.

Co-Requisite: none

This course will provide an introduction to the theoretical foundation for basic focused assessment and nursing skills. Students will be given an opportunity to demonstrate skills in the laboratory setting. Instruction of the nursing process provides the student with a beginning framework for decision making. The key concepts of teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, professional identity/behavior, patient/relationship-centered care, nursing judgment/evidence-based practice, and managing care and informatics/technology are introduced. Application of pathophysiology and nutrition concepts are applied to common diseases discussed in the course.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none