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Course Descriptions

NURS 117: Nursing Care Concepts: Fundamentals

-Acceptance into ADN program
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 181, NURS 112, 113, & PSY 101

This course in nursing fundamentals builds upon expanded knowledge and skills acquired as a certified nursing assistant CNA. Concepts that will be addressed are therapeutic and professional communication, nursing process, evidence-based practice, health assessment, health/wellness/and illness, stress and coping, comfort and pain, elimination, tissue integrity, oxygenation, perfusion, and fluids and electrolytes. Scientific principles and clinical skills increase in complexity. Campus laboratory experience focuses on continued development of dexterity and proficiency of psychomotor skills. Planned faculty-supervised experiences in the clinical area provide students with the opportunity to implement their knowledge and skill in the provision of direct client care. 8 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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