January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 05, 2020  
January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NM 222 - Clinical Nursing I


This course prepares students to enter their first clinical experience by providing an understanding of the complexity of the human being and the underlying nursing knowledge and critical-thinking skills required to respond to healthcare needs. The clinical component of this course includes simulated and clinical practice sessions plus beginning interactions with individual adult clients. To develop beginning assessment skills, emphasis is placed on history-taking skills and determining normal versus abnormal clinical signs. Students complete a holistic health assessment at the completion of this course. The course integrates use of the nursing process along with principles of communication and basic nursing skills in order to meet the health and illness needs of patients from diverse backgrounds. The role of the nurse as educator is introduced in this course. 7.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None