Course Descriptions and Outlines

Practical Nursing Courses

Technical Skills I

This course starts by assisting the student in developing life management skills to support success in nursing school. Learning style, study skills, and time management practices are emphasized. NCLEX-PN test taking strategy development is highlighted. The course introduces fundamental nursing concepts and theory which underlie basic assessment and nursing skills. The nursing process is introduced as a framework for competent clinical decision-making. Fundamentals of safety are taught as it applies to evidence-based, client- centered care. The student will demonstrate critical thinking, decision making, and priority setting, essential to successful assessment and application of nursing skills in the laboratory setting. The student will learn personal and professional behaviors that support a caring relationship with clients and colleagues. Prerequisites: Admission to the Program Co-requisites: Program sequencing must be followed

Credits: 3.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 1.00
Lab 2.00
On the job training n/a

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