NUR 101

Physical and Mental Health I
9 Credits ■ Fall ■ HF ■ CC-CT

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.
Corequisite: BIO 201, and ENG 101 or ENG 103, and PSY 107.