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  NUR-101 Physical and Mental Health I
9 Credits  Offered Fall
  Introduction to nursing theory, process, and practice. Nursing theory includes an introduction to the individual as a consumer of health care and the nurse as a health care professional, focusing on health promotion and wellness. The normal variations of the culturally diverse individual throughout the developmental phases and the physiological, safety, and interactional needs in relationship to maintaining homeostasis are studied. Nursing practice includes the application of the scientific principles and the performance of basic psychomotor skills utilized in meeting client needs in varied settings. The role of the nurse as provider of care, manager of care and member within the discipline of nursing are introduced. Beginning assessment skills in the collection and analysis of simple types of data are emphasized. The elements of critical thinking are introduced through a variety of learning activities including journaling, case studies, Internet assignments and test taking skills. Service learning is introduced in this course and focuses on health promotion and application of newly acquired skills in a supervised setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program and completion of community CPR, including a currently valid certification. Corequisite: BIO201, and ENG101 or ENG103, and PSY107.